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G-7 Aims to Create Climate Action Club 06/28 06:19


   BERLIN (AP) -- Members of the Group of Seven major economies pledged Tuesday 
to create a new " climate club " for nations that want to take more ambitious 
action to tackle global warming.

   The move, championed by G-7 summit host German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, will 
see countries that join the club agree on tougher measures to reduce greenhouse 
gas emissions with the aim of keeping global temperatures from rising more than 
1.5 Celsius (2.7 Fahrenheit) this century compared to pre-industrial times.

   Countries that are part of the club will try to harmonize their measures in 
such a way that they are comparable and avoid members imposing climate-related 
tariffs on each others' imports.

   Speaking at the end of the three-day summit, Scholz said the aim was to 
"ensure that protecting the climate is a competitive advantage, not a 

   He said details of the planned climate club would be finalized this year.

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