The main points agreed to by leaders of the G7 nations:
The G7 said it would meet a long overdue funding pledge of $US100 billion ($A130 billion) a year by rich countries to help poorer ones cut emissions and cope with global warming. Aid campaigners said the promises remained vague and could undermine efforts for a new global deal to cut emissions later this year.
The G7 also promised to halt and reverse biodiversity loss by 2030.
Leaders agreed to donate one billion COVID-19 vaccine doses over the next year to poorer countries. But the United Nations said more was needed and campaigners said the pledge showed the G7 was not yet on top of tackling the crisis.
The G7 singled out China in their communique for human rights in Xinjiang, demanded freedoms and a high degree of autonomy for Hong Kong, and said a full investigation was needed into the origins of the novel coronavirus.
It also sought to counter China’s growing…