Last week the G7 summit convened in Carbis Bay, Cornwall for three days of discussions, and one of several issues raised were issues of climate change. Much was agreed to, and many commitments were made, but many more people have since asked how seriously can we actually take such promises?
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What were the conclusions of the Government’s risk assessment for the G7 summit in Cornwall? That’s the question many on the South West Peninsular are asking, but Downing Street is refusing to tell. Of course, the modelling may have told Boris Johnson that the meeting of global leaders would not impact Covid rates around towns like St Ives and Falmouth, and that provided the green light he needed to push ahead.
The impact of the G7 summit for the huge rise in Covid cases in the area of Cornwall where it took place is being “covered up” amid concerns over spiking cases in the area, local politicians have warned. Since the global leaders’ summit, Cornwall has experienced the fastest growing rates of infection of any county in in the UK, with areas where G7 events were held witnessing rates of infection rising more than 4,000 per cent.
At last week’s G7 summit, Boris Johnson pushed his fellow leaders to back his climate finance plan to support large-scale renewable energy projects across Africa and parts of Asia. The PM received a decidedly lukewarm response to his new Marshall plan, only netting pledges from Canada and Germany – and for good reason.
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THE UK's recent G7 summit was a superspreader event that led to Covid infection rates skyrocketing by up to 2,450 percent in certain areas of Cornwall. Local business leaders, politicians and residents have called on the Government to “save the summer” following the huge spike - which occurred where many of the political leaders and their entourages descended on.
An article in the i claims the event has spread Covid throughout Cornish communities – we examine whether the evidence supports this “Britain’s recent G7 summit of world leaders was a superspreader event that has led to a sharp increase in Covid-19 infections in the surrounding communities.”
Cornwall Council’s cabinet member for health has stated that the current spike of Covid-19 cases in Cornwall is not linked to the G7 summit. Andy Virr, Conservative member for Fowey, Tywardreath and Par, made the comments at a meeting of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly leadership board on Friday afternoon.
With just over four months until the crucial climate summit Cop26 in Glasgow, this is what the UK should propose if they take the UN’s climate warning seriously, writes Donnachadh McCarthy With the UNsecretary general warning the G7 summit that we were teetering on the edge of the abyss on the climate and ecological crises, it was gut wrenching to see the summit fail deeply on climate.
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Regardless of what happened, the Government should not let red faces get in the way of protecting public health Britain’s recent G7 summit of world leaders was a tremendous showcase for Cornwall and the seaside resort of Carbis Bay. However, the summit also appears to have been a “superspreader” event that contributed to sharp increases in Covid-19 infections in the surrounding communities, our correspondent David Parsley reports.
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The G7 summit took place in Cornwall over the weekend, with climate change a key topic of discussion amongst the world leaders. Agreements made by the seven nations include; commitment to net zero carbon by 2050 and to halve their collective emissions by 2030. There was also a re commitment to help poorer countries adapt to climate change, which was originally agreed 11 years ago and funding to help move away from coal.
At the recent G7 summit, U.S. President Joe Biden promised to distribute 500 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines free to the poorer countries by the middle of next year. That’s more than a drop in the bucket, but not much more. A tablespoon in the bucket, perhaps.
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