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The G7 countries have pledged to work towards phasing out polluting coal-fired energy.

The countries have committed themselves to the goal of achieving predominantly carbon-free electricity sectors by 2035, according to a communiqué released after the meeting of the G7 energy, climate and environment ministers in Berlin.

They also plan 'concrete' and timely steps towards the goal of phasing out domestic coal energy.

According to the statement, the G7 countries have also pledged to take ambitious measures to combat plastic pollution.

Instead of waiting for an international legally binding document on plastic pollution and without prejudice to ongoing negotiations, each of us commits to urgently take ambitious actions that will bring environmental and socio-economic benefits throughout the life cycle of plastic, and we encourage and support countries partners to do the same.

The ministers also committed to intensify national efforts to conserve or protect at least 30% of their coastal and marine territories by 2030.

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