Corbis Bay | Leaders of the G7’s great powers on Friday, at the start of their summit in England, worked together to get the world back on its feet after the pandemic, by sharing, one billion anti – COVID vaccines.
Epidemic responsibilities, heads of state and heads of government swept over each other and stood on the beach at the English seaside resort of Corbis Bay in Cornwall, for a traditional family photo.
The meeting should last until Sunday, the first of almost two years in person, allowing work meetings to be given back, but even the prudent can move forward on the crises of the moment.
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“This is a meeting that really needs to happen, because we have learned the lessons of the pandemic and we need to make sure that some mistakes are not repeated,” said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
He hailed the “extraordinary opportunity” for the great powers to “learn the lessons of the pandemic” and “rebuild better” in the “greener” and “better” way.
Joe Biden has already voiced that the summit marks the United States’ “return” to the international scene after years of Donald Trump’s isolation. “I look forward to strengthening our commitment to multilateralism and working with our allies and partners to build a more just and comprehensive global economy,” the US president said on Twitter.
It seeks to rally the United Front among its allies against Russia and China, which have already criticized the American desire to form “groups.”
After the round table and commitment to girls’ education, and before tasting the gazpacho, roasted turbot and British strawberry Pavlova between them, the leaders of the Rich Club must meet around Queen Elizabeth II and the Crown Prince. At the Eden Project for the Charles Reception, the huge greenhouses in Cornwall showcase the planet’s flora diversity.
In the summit’s official program, the revival of the pandemic-stricken world economy and the more equal sharing of anti-COVID vaccines by rich countries monopolized maximum doses that could harm the poor.
According to Downing Street, leaders facing a multiplicity of calls for solidarity must agree to give “at least a billion doses” with the goal of “ending the epidemic in 2022”.
The United States has already pledged to donate 500 million doses, mainly through the Kovacs sharing device, and the British 100 million.
Not big enough, describe NGOs that suggest discontinuing patents on vaccines to allow mass production.
Another priority is the climate emergency ahead of the major UN climate conference (COP26) in Scotland in November.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set a “green industrial revolution” target of halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
To protect biodiversity, he wants the G7 to commit to protecting “at least 30%” of the land and oceans by this deadline.
Seven Clubs should encourage investment in green infrastructure in developing countries to stimulate and decorbonize their economy.
Ahead of the summit, Boris Johnson and Joe Biden presented the United Front on Climate Emergency on Thursday, approving the new “Atlantic Charter” that celebrates the historic alliance between their countries.
At the heart of the post-Brexit conflict between the United Kingdom and the European Union, they have publicly sidelined tensions over Northern Ireland.
European leaders are expected to recall their attachment to the agreements signed by Boris Johnson in the wake of anger in the British province of London, during a Tate-a-Tate on Saturday. According to local police, 3,000 people protested in Belfast on Thursday evening against the post – Brexit arrangements.
A spokesman for Boris Johnson stressed that the leader at the G7 was not necessarily seeking a solution, but would recall the “challenges” presented by the Northern Irish Protocol.