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The G7 Environment Ministers' meeting in Charlevoix, under Canada’s 2018 G7 Presidency, called for urgent action on climate and for accelerated concrete action toward a low-carbon economy.
According to the Chair’s Summary: “Many Ministers emphasized that targeted efforts focused on air pollutants and short-lived climate pollutants will have multiple benefits to climate, human health, the economy, and to ecosystems” and recognized that “air quality is one of the biggest health and environmental risks”. Ministers committed to tackling air quality including though sharing best practices and lessons learned.
The Ministers also stated that “Collaboration in fora such as the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is essential as is continuing to work with our respective bilateral and regional partners”.