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The Prospective Agenda for the
2007 G8 Heiligendamm Summit

Laura Sunderland
Senior Researcher, G8 Research Group
July 23, 2006

Energy and Raw Materials
World Trade
Environment and Climate Change
Poverty and Development Aid
Africa
Middle East
Outreach
Notes


This prospective agenda is compiled by the G8 Research Group from public sources as an aid to researchers and other stakeholders interested in the 2007 G8 Summit, which will be hosted by Germany in Heilgendamm on June 6-8. It will be updated periodically as the Heiligendamm Summit planning evolves and as more information becomes available about its intended and actual agenda.

Energy and Raw Materials

Sustainable, renewable and environmentally sound energy policy will be a topic for the summit.[1]

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World Trade

The trade agenda will focus particularly on intellectual property rights.

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Environment and Climate Change

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Poverty and Development Aid

Chancellor Merkel announced to Russian reporters that while the agenda for the 2007 summit is not finalized, "of course, it will include a struggle against poverty."[2]

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Africa

According to Larry Elliot, economics editor of the British daily The Guardian, Merkel has agreed to put Africa on the summit agenda.[3]

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Middle East

Chancellor Merkel announced to Russian reporters that "the topics will depend on the situation in the world then and will probably include a discussion on Iran, the Middle East conflict." [4]

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Outreach

On July 17, 2006, Chancellor Merkel stated that Mexico, Brazil and other countries invited to the 2006 summit will be invited to attend the G8 summit in 2007.[5]

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Notes

[1] Jabeen Bhatti (July 19, 2006), "German H8 Presidency: Changes in Style and Substance," Deutsche Welle. Accessed July 23, 2006. http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,2103556,00.html.

[2] Jabeen Bhatti (July 19, 2006), "German H8 Presidency: Changes in Style and Substance," Deutsche Welle. Accessed July 23, 2006. http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,2103556,00.html.

[3] Jabeen Bhatti (July 19, 2006), "German H8 Presidency: Changes in Style and Substance," Deutsche Welle. Accessed July 23, 2006. http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,2103556,00.html.

[4] Jabeen Bhatti (July 19, 2006), "German H8 Presidency: Changes in Style and Substance," Deutsche Welle. Accessed July 23, 2006. http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,2103556,00.html.

[5] Regnum (July 17, 2006), "German chancellor does not know G8 agenda for 2007," Accessed July 23, 2006. http://www.regnum.ru/english/674931.html.


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