Final Report on the G7 Summit
The global community is facing enormous challenges, writes Chancellor Angela Merkel in the foreword to the Final Report on the G7 Summit, which is why it is more important than ever before that the G7 takes on responsibility at the international level and upholds its shared values.
At the Summit in Elmau in June 2015 the G7 agreed to take a number of concrete steps. According to Chancellor Merkel, implementation of the G7 agenda will continue at various levels and with firm resolve, "whether within governments and civil society, the G7 itself, in the G20, in the EU or the United Nations."
The Federal Government has published a Final Report on the Summit in Elmau to coincide with the end of the German G7 Presidency.
Results of the G7 Summit
- The G7 is a community founded on shared responsibility and common values, such as freedom, democracy and human rights.
- Based on a values- and rules-based economic system and shaping globalisation in keeping with shared values the G7 aims to sustainably strengthen growth and employment. To that end the G7 plans to support the World Trade Organization and its multilateral trading system. One focus of this work is to be on women’s and girl’s entrepreneurship.
- The G7 will also strive for sustainable global supply chains and for better application of labour, social and environmental standards in producer countries.
- The G7 condemns the illegal annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation.
- The G7 intends to strengthen and coordinate more effectively its joint efforts to combat terrorism.
- When it comes to climate action, the G7 is committed to making deep cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions and calls for a decarbonisation of the global economy over the course of this century.
- The G7 is striving for a sustainable transformation of the energy sector by 2050.
- The G7 is committed to improving the protection of the marine environment as well as to resource efficiency.
- The G7 aims to lift 500 million people in developing countries out of hunger and malnutrition and to increase the number of women and girls who are vocationally educated and trained by one third by 2030.
- The G7 wants to tackle future outbreaks of epidemics such as Ebola more quickly and more effectively. To this end, the G7 will strengthen the necessary instruments and structures and, over the next five years, offer to assist 60 countries to implement the World Health Organization’s International Health Regulations.
Friday, 22 January 2016