The Guardian view on the global economy: opportunities wasted | Editorial

The G7 summit in Biarritz this weekend will fail to rise to any of its urgent challengesRarely has there been more need of collective action on the world’s problems than at the G7 summit hosted by Emmanuel Macron in Biarritz this weekend. Rarely have t…

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Greening your life is all very well – but only a global climate strategy will fix this | Larry Elliott

The blaze in the Amazon shows the need for a green Marshall plan to allow poorer parts of the world to benefit from low-carbon techJudging by the latest opinion polls, the public is ripe for some green austerity. Ipsos Mori says that 85% of Britons are…

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UK should cut vehicle use to hit zero-carbon target, say MPs

Scathing report says Tory governments have held back progress on clean energy goalsThe government should discourage personal vehicle use and reward energy-efficient homebuilding to meet its legally binding target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, M…

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Trend setters: brands cotton on to G7 pact against fast fashion

Growth in environmental concern pushes retailers to speed up attempts at sustainabilityThere have been few fashion statements over the years at G7 summits (dress code: world leader suit, sensible shoes).But this year, G7 leaders will be joined by more …

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