Ocean scientists tell G7: Make deals on polar regions and plastic pollution

SourceThe National
SectorHealthcare
CountryMiddle east

G7 leaders should act to protect the world’s oceans by pushing for global agreements on plastic pollution and protecting the Arctic and Antarctic, leading experts have said.

Politicians meeting in Britain this week were also urged to treat global poverty as a cause of pressure on natural resources.

The UK is pushing a green agenda at the G7 in the run-up to the Cop26 climate summit which it is hosting in November.

Leaders are meeting in Cornwall on the English coast, where experts say the impact of rising sea levels is already being felt.

At a briefing on Wednesday hosted by the Foreign

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