June 17, 2021

UK calls for more G7 progress on climate finance

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer (finance minister) Rishi Sunak attends a virtual press conference inside 10 Downing Street in central London, Britain March 3, 2021. Tolga Akmen/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

British finance minister Rishi Sunak called for more progress on ensuring financial markets support lower greenhouse gas emissions, after meeting on Friday with other finance ministers and central bankers from the G7 group of rich nations.

“It was great speaking to my G7 counterparts today about the actions we need to take to progress our ambitious climate agenda,” Sunak said in a statement.

Britain will host an in-person meeting of finance ministers in London on June 4-5.

“I look forward to next week’s meeting as we continue working together to support jobs and secure a green and global economic recovery,” he added.

A major step towards this goal would be for consistent…

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