This has been a pretty busy week in climate diplomacy. This month’s G-7 meeting will be one of the decisive stepping stones towards COP26, and G-7 countries will have to show ambition; that’s why the UK is aiming to secure a pledge to end subsidies for fossil fuels.
But the G-7 is not the only summit happening this month: Macron just hosted a France-Africa summit discussing financing recovery for African countries. But probably the biggest piece of news this week was the IEAs net-zero plan, in which they advocated for the end to new fossil fuel developments for the first time. Finally, on the vaccines front, a new discussion arose around the slow vaccination of underdeveloped countries, and how it could affect COP26. These are this week’s top stories in climate diplomacy: