Press Release

April 17, 2023
  • Global Environment

G7 Ministers’ Meeting on Climate, Energy and Environment in Sapporo was Held

 From April 15 to 16, 2023, the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan jointly held the G7 Ministers’ Meeting on Climate, Energy and Environment in Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture. The meeting was co-chaired by Minister NISHIMURA Akihiro, MOE and Minister NISHIMURA Yasutoshi, METI, and communiqué and annexes were adopted.
[Joint Press Release with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry]


・G7 Climate, Energy and Environment Ministers’Communiqué(PDF)
・Terms of Reference for the G7-Alliance on Nature Positive Economies(PDF)
・Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency Principles (CEREP)(PDF)
・Principles of High Integrity Carbon Markets(PDF)
・G7 Inventory on Climate Disaster Risk Reduction, Response and Recovery(PDF)
・G7 Roundtable on Subnational Climate Actions(PDF)
・Conclusions regarding the Industrial Decarbonization Agenda(PDF)
・Five-Point Plan for Critical Minerals Security(PDF)
Related Outcome Documents (Reports by International Organizations)
The evolution of energy efficiency policy to support clean energy transitions
Managing Seasonal and Interannual Variability of Renewables
Towards hydrogen definitions based on their emissions intensity
Outlooks for gas markets and investment
Decarbonisation Pathways for Southeast Asia
Emissions Measurement and Data Collection for a Net Zero Steel Industry
The Heterogeneity of Steel Decarbonisation Pathways

■Event Summary

   April 15 to 16, 2023
   Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan
(3)Participating Countries and International Organizations
   [G7 Members] Japan (G7 Presidency), Canada, European Union, France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States
   [Guest Countries] India (G20 Presidency), Indonesia (ASEAN Presidency), United Arab Emirates (COP28 Presidency)
   [Guest Organizations] United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), International Energy Agency (IEA), International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)