Brazil supports decarbonisation of the global economy by the end of the century, president Dilma Rousseff declared on Thursday.
She backed the G7 stance on a long term goal to phase out fossil fuels during a visit by German chancellor Angela Merkel to Brasilia.
The leaders of the biggest economies in Europe and Latin America committed to a joint stance on climate change ahead of talks to sign off a global deal in Paris this December.
“We agreed on common actions to deal with one of the most important challenges of the 21st Century,” said Rousseff, according to a Reuters report.
Brazil, the world’s fifth largest greenhouse gas emitter after China, the US, EU and India, has yet to submit its contribution to a Paris deal.
All countries are expected to enter strategies to green their economies by 1 October, to underpin an international agreement.
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The G7 leaders started their annual meeting Sunday during which Prime Minister Stephen Harper was expected to face discussions on a topic he has been repeatedly criticized for not doing enough about -- climate change.
Germany, with the firm backing of neighbour France, is linking climate change to global security following a report prepared for G7 foreign ministers in April that urged all countries to place climate change at the heart of their foreign policy.
As a result of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's ongoing visit to Brazil, China and Brazil Tuesday signed a joint statement on addressing the climate change issue together for a common vision of sustainable development.
According to the statement, both sides recognize that climate change and its adverse effects are the common concern of humankind and one of the greatest global challenges of the 21st century, which need to be addressed through international cooperation in the context of sustainable development.