Skip to cookie consent
Tearfund home
Donate

Dr Ruth Valerio, Director of Advocacy and Influencing, said:

"This weekend has been full of hollow words with little more than spare change on the table to end support for fossil fuels and bring about the green revolution we desperately need. The G7 has finally recognised the egregious impact of coal, but has fallen short of ending the era of polluting fossil fuels and ushering in a climate-safe future for us all.

Empty promises will do nothing for the 132 million people who will be pushed into extreme poverty this decade by the climate emergency.

Cutting the aid budget has left the UK weak on the global stage and failing to lead in a vital year in the fight against the climate crisis.

This could have been a springboard for successful Climate Talks in November, but without the cash, these promises are like writing in the sand and will do nothing to turn the tide of the climate emergency that is already devastating the lives of millions."

Dr Ruth Valerio is available for further comment.
Please contact: Sam Perriman on 07783770487 or email sam.perriman@tearfund.org

Share this resource

If you found this resource useful, please share it with others so they can benefit too.

Get our email updates

Learn about our work and stay in touch with all things Tearfund. Hear about our news, activities and appeals by email.

Sign up now

Cookie preferences

Your privacy and peace of mind are important to us. We are committed to keeping your data safe. We only collect data from people for specific purposes and once that purpose has finished, we won’t hold on to the data.

For further information, including a full list of individual cookies, please see our privacy policy

  • These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.

  • These cookies allow us to measure and improve the performance of our site. All information these cookies collect is anonymous.

  • These allow for a more personalised experience. For example, they can remember the region you are in, as well as your accessibility settings.

  • These cookies help us to make our adverts personalised to you and allow us to measure the effectiveness of our campaigns.