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Climate targets could conflict with the G7's response to fallout from Russia's aggression

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The Canadian Press

Canadian news agency

Laura Osman

Garmish, Germany — G7 leaders will end their dependence on oil and gas in general, especially Russia's oil, as part of the upcoming summit. We will discuss how to make it. In response to the European energy crisis, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Saturday prior to the upcoming meeting.

Trudeau arrived in Germany on Sunday after spending four days at the Commonwealth Prime Minister's meeting in Kigali, Rwanda.

He was greeted at the airport in Munich by a musical welcome party to Germany, including a former Liberal Party leader and Stephane Dion, the Canadian ambassador to Germany.

From there he boarded a helicopter and took him to Schloss Ermau, a hideaway on the luxurious, secluded peaks of the Bavarian Alps, where he met with G7 responders. ..

The failure of Russia's invasion is at the top of Canada's agenda at the federal conference and is expected to dominate both the G7 debate and the NATO summit in Madrid, Spain on Wednesday. increase.

The G7 and other countries have spent billions of dollars closing ranks against Russia, issuing sanctions and sending aid and weapons to needy countries since the invasion of Ukraine in February. I've been.

However, Russian President Vladimir Puttin has retaliated by reducing access to natural gas supplies in some European countries, including Germany, Europe's largest economy.

"How to get there in the short term, how to build in the medium term, how to ensure long-term coverage is exactly what we are talking about: For a few days. Trudeau is with the G7 leaders of his allies, as well as the leaders of the world who join us in Germany to tackle this issue. "

India is not a G7 country, but German Prime Minister Olaf Scholz has called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend the talks.

India, which has developed as a growth market for Russia's oil, has abstained from the March vote at the United Nations to condemn Putin's invasion of Ukraine.

Meanwhile, Modi opted out of attending the Federal Summit and instead met virtually with leaders from Russia, China, Brazil and South Africa.

Trudeau talks to Schortz about the need to invest in infrastructure that will help pull Europe away from Russia's oil, and adding Canada will be part of the solution. Said there is a possibility.

The Prime Minister has not yet mentioned how Canada can help, but it will be the subject of the first session of the talks. The

session will also focus on the impact of rising prices on low-income countries, meeting Ukraine's financial needs and protecting the supply chain from economic shocks and geopolitical threats. The office said.

The conflict in Ukraine has also reduced the supply of Russian and Ukrainian grain to the most vulnerable countries in the world.

Trudeau said famine was of paramount importance to G7 leaders during their withdrawal in the Bavarian Alps.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is expected to address his leaders during the three-day summit.

This report by Canadian Press was first published on June 26, 2022.