Research-based
policy recommendations
for the G7

Issue Paper: Saving the Planet

Abstract

Humans are destroying the planet through unrelenting emissions of greenhouse gases, land use change and pollution, causing widespread biodiversity loss and ongoing land, forest and ocean degradation that are undermining human health and harming agriculture and food production. These challenges can be addressed in a limited window of opportunity. G7 leaders at Elmau should:

  1. Create climate clubs
  2. End fossil fuel subsidies
  3. Expand climate finance
  4. Bolster biodiversity
  5. Strengthen sustainable agriculture, food and water security
  6. Create climate–health benefits

These six recommendations should be implemented in SDG-supportive, jobs-rich, inclusive, equality-enhancing, gender-equalizing,  independently monitored and continuously improved ways.