G7 Summit 2021

G7 Summit 2021 : Leaders pledge to deliver on vaccines, call out China on right Abuse, All points

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G7 Summit 2021
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The G7 Summit 2021 was hosted by the UK from June 11 to June 13, 2021.

The grouping of the 7 powerful economies held a discussion on various issues ranging from climate goals to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Important points :
  • As chair of G7, the UK invited India, Australia, South Korea, South Africa to the summit as guest countries.
  • At the 44th G7 Summit, leaders agreed to challenge China‚Äôs non-market economic practices and call out Beijing for rights abuses in Xinjiang and Hong Kong.
  • UK PM Boris Johnson hoped the Group of Seven summit would showcase British leadership on crucial issues, including action to cut carbon emissions and commitments to help vaccinate the world and bring the Covid-19 pandemic to an end.
  • Boris Johnson invited PM Modi to attend the outreach component of the G7 Summit being held in Cornwall in the UK from June 11-13 (guest countries’ component starts on June 12) along with Australia, Republic of Korea and South Africa.
  • The waiver is expected to help countries like India ramp up vaccine production.
  • Participating in another session on climate change, Modi highlighted that the planet’s atmosphere, biodiversity and oceans could not be protected by countries acting in silos, and called for collective action on climate change.
  • Speaking about India’s unwavering commitment to climate action, he mentioned the commitment by Indian Railways to achieve net-zero emissions by 2030.
  • U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the summit’s host, wanted the three-day meeting to fly the flag for a “Global Britain,” his government’s initiative to give the midsized country outsized influence when it comes to global problem-solving.
  • Climate activists and analysts have said filling a $100 billion annual fund to help poor countries tackle the effects of global warming should be at the top of the G-7’s list.
  • All G-7 countries have pledged to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, but many environmentalists say that will be too little, too late.
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