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G7 Ministerial Meeting on Environment (G7 Environnement)

5 May 2019 | 6 May 2019

France

Metz, France

https://www.gouvernement.fr/metz-designee-comme-ville-hote-du-g7-environnement

Summary

Five goals for fighting inequality

In 2019, to allow everyone to have the same opportunities in life regardless of background, gender or where they live, but also to ensure global stability and peace, France wants the G7 objectives to be:

fighting inequality of opportunity, promoting in particular gender equality, access to education and high-quality health services;

reducing environmental inequality by protecting our planet through climate finance and a fair ecological transition, preserving biodiversity and the oceans;

strengthening of the social dimension of globalisation through more fair and equitable trade, tax and development policies;

taking action for peace, against security threats and terrorism which weaken the foundations of our societies;

tapping into the opportunities created by digital technology and artificial intelligence.

A final communiqué

The goal of the G7 is to approve new actions to be put in place to fulfil the objectives (pre-defined ones in the case of the G7 in 2019).

How will we reach these decisions?

Many stakeholders (elected representatives, experts, civil society representatives, businesses, etc.) form working groups and draw up proposals.

The Ministers prepare solutions in their respective fields of expertise.

The leaders adopt an action plan, published in the form of a communiqué upon conclusion of their discussions.

Throughout the year, the “sous-sherpas” and “sherpas” (personal representatives of the Heads of State and Government) prepare the Summit based on this work.

 

More information to come.

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