Wednesday, 8th June 2021 | 13:00 - 14:00
June’s Group of Seven (G7) summit in the United Kingdom marks the first in person gathering of the heads of the world’s largest industrialized economies since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and the election of President Joe Biden.
With the addition of South Korea, India, and Australia to the invitees, the summit will likely be an early test for the U.S. strategy of organizing the world’s leading democracies in a coordinated response to a rising China. Other prominent topics are likely to include the significant disparities in global COVID-19 recovery and vaccination rates – and possible policy responses – and the growing pressure on industrialized economies to supercharge their sustainability commitments. The meeting is likely to set the agenda for geopolitical developments for the latter half of 2021 – and beyond.