G7 Climate and Energy Ministerial Meetings
Progress for a just world
Germany has held the presidency of the G7 since 1 January 2022. "Progress for a just world" – this is the goal set by the German G7 Presidency in its programme. Its highlight is the summit of the G7 heads of state and government. It will take place from 26 to 28 June in Schloss Elmau, with the Climate and Energy Ministerial Meetings occurring earlier in the summer from May 25 to 27.
The G7 Presidency is an opportunity for the German government to play an active role in shaping global issues at the beginning of the legislative period. It intends to use this opportunity to address key issues of multilateral cooperation, cohesion within and between societies and common challenges with its international partners.
Progress for a just world – this goal should guide the work of the G7 and be aligned with five fields of action. The Federal Government wants to build on the results of previous presidencies, but at the same time set its own priorities and initiate new models of cooperation to tackle global challenges:
1. Sustainable planet
As a pioneer and through the creation of strong alliances, the G7 will work to protect the climate, environment and biodiversity as well as to accelerate the global energy transition.
As G7 President, Germany would like to initiate the establishment of an open, cooperative "climate club". The aim is to move forward together in a socially just transformation and to give a decisive boost to international climate protection.
2. Economic stability and transformation
As G7 Presidenct, it is the Federal Government's firm conviction that ecological and socially just transformation and economic prosperity can go hand in hand. The joint focus on a sustainable economic recovery and inclusive growth is therefore important to us.
We will continue to work closely with the G7 to shape the recovery of the global economy, which is still affected by the effects of the pandemic, and at the same time to set the course for a sustainable future.
3. Healthy living
Germany wants to continue and expand the G7's pioneering role in its commitment to pandemic preparedness and control and promote an improved international health architecture.
In order to achieve the World Health Organization's (WHO) goal of vaccinating 70 percent of the world's population against the coronavirus by mid-2022, a substantial acceleration of the global vaccination campaign is necessary. Germany, as G7Presidency, is therefore campaigning for support for all pillars of the ACT Accelerator – including its COVAX vaccine pillar – and local vaccine production in developing countries.
4. Investing in a better future
Germany would like to use its G7 Presidency to promote international cooperation for sustainable development in line with the 2030 Agenda.
In view of the enormous investment needs of emerging and developing countries worldwide, the G7 is to play a stronger global role in promoting socially, economically and environmentally sustainable infrastructure and framework conditions with an initiative for infrastructure. In doing so, we strive for a partnership-based approach with concrete initiatives.
We will place a special focus on climate and health. In view of the severe setbacks caused by the pandemic, we also want to work towards concrete progress in achieving global development goals. A special focus will be on food security and girls' education.
5. Strong cooperation
The G7 is closely linked by common values of democracy, the rule of law and human rights. Germany would like to use its chairmanship for a strong commitment to social justice, equality and inclusive digitalisation. At the same time, it wants to strengthen the role of the G7 as a bridge builder and mediator for peace and security.
On the basis of common values, we want to take a clear position in international crises and initiate solutions for implementation by the international community. We will vigorously defend the observance of international law and the multilateral rules-based order.