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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

G7 environment ministers meeting 2017 held in Bologna, Italy


Group of Seven (G7) Environment Ministers Meeting was held in Bologna, Italy to discuss issues ranging from climate change to sustainable development and litter at sea. The meeting was attended by the Environment Ministers of the seven countries (US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and Japan) and the Commissioners of the European Union for Environment and Climate.

The Bologna meeting focused on the priority themes of the global environmental challenge, such as the state of implementation of the goals set by the Paris Agreement to fight climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN 2030 Agenda. ‘5-year Bologna Roadmap’ was adopted at the meeting, which focuses on important issues such as resource efficiency indicators, citizen involvement, awareness on food waste and economic analysis of the efficient use of resources.

Takeaways from Above News-
  • G7 members include US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and Japan.
  • G7 presidency rotates annually between member countries. Presidency for the year 2017 is held by Italy. Canada will hold the G7 presidency in 2018.
  • Rome is the Capital of Italy.
  • Paolo Gentiloni is the Prime Minister of Italy.
Source- The Hindu



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