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Merkel says G7 committed to limiting global temperature rise
June 8, 2015 / 1:22 PM / 2 years ago

Merkel says G7 committed to limiting global temperature rise

KRUEN, Germany (Reuters) - The Group of Seven (G7) countries are committed to a goal of limiting the rise in average global temperatures to two degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) compared to pre-industrial levels, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a news conference during the G7 summit at Elmau Castle hotel in Kruen near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, June 8, 2015. Merkel urged Group of Seven (G7) leaders to commit to tough goals to cut greenhouse gases on the final day of their summit in Bavaria on Monday, at which they also discussed the threat from Islamic militants. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Speaking at the conclusion of a two-day G7 summit, Merkel added that the leading industrialised countries were also committed to raising $100 billion (65.4 billion pounds) in annual climate financing by 2020 from public and private sources.

Reporting by Noah Barkin; Writing by Paul Carrel

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