G20, the official statement on the environment is a turning point

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The G20 Environment Ministers’ Meeting in Naples ended with the approval of an important joint statement, the result of weeks of negotiations.

Never in a G20 “Environmental Communiqué” so many themes together. There are three macro thematic areas along which the document develops.

1) Biodiversity: protection of natural capital and restoration of ecosystems with solutions based on nature, defense and restoration of the soil, protection of water resources, oceans and seas with attention to marine plastic litter.

2) Efficient use of resources and circular economy: G20 vision on circular economy with a focus on sustainable textiles and fashion, circular cities, education and training. The results of the recent IPBES and IPCC report on the link between biodiversity and climate change, launched on 10 June last, have been recognized for the first time.

3) Sustainable finance: focus on financing needs for the protection and restoration of ecosystems, as a contribution to the ongoing debate on the future of the global financial system.

Below is the official press release.

2021 07 22 ITG20 ENV Final

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