Policy paper

G7 Climate and Environment Ministers' meeting, May 2021: communiqué

This communiqué is from the G7 Climate and Environment Ministers' meeting which took place virtually on 20 to 21 May 2021.


G7 Industrial Decarbonisation Agenda

Presidency statement on guest participation

OECD report: biodiversity, natural capital and the economy: a policy guide for finance, economic and environment ministers

OECD report: towards G7 action to combat ghost fishing gear

Stern report: G7 leadership for sustainable, resilient and inclusive economic recovery and growth

IEA report: Net Zero by 2050: a roadmap for the global energy sector


The Climate and Environment Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, the USA, and the Climate and Environment Commissioners of the European Union agreed the joint climate and environment communiqué and associated G7 documents.

The communiqué was agreed during their meeting in London on 20 to 21 May 2021. The UK invited Australia, India, the Republic of Korea and South Africa, to join the meeting as guests.

Ministers heard from Prime Minister Boris Johnson and His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and were joined by Amina Mohammed, UN Deputy-Secretary General, Dr. Jane Goodall DBE, Ms Patricia Espinosa, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the IEA, and Jouja Maamri, UK Delegate to the Youth 7.

See also the G7 Chief Veterinary Officer meeting chair’s summary, 4 May 2021.

Published 21 May 2021