Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida opened the G7 summit in Hiroshima over the weekend by calling climate change "the most important issue of our time," the Guardian reports.
"We have to make it a priority," he said.
"We have to make it a priority for the sake of our children and our children's children."
According to the International Energy Agency, clean energy is on the rise and is expected to overtake oil as the world's main source of energy by 2050.
Kishida's speech to the summit focused on the "rapid global progress that is taking place in clean energy deploymentas well as the need to take action to ensure that the path to net zero emissions is as fast and secure as possible," the IEA said in a statement.
The summit was attended by leaders from Australia; Brazil; Comoros, the current chair of the African Union; the Cook Islands; the Cook Islands, the current chair of the Pacific Islands Forum; Korea; India, the current chair of the G20; Indonesia, the current chair of the G20; and Vietnam.Read the Entire Article