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2022 G7 Elmau Goals Set and Met

Compiled by Matthew Kieffer and Gabrielle Regimbal, Co-chairs of Summit Studies, G7 Research Group
July 2, 2022

Introduction

The G7 2022 Elmau Summit Goals Meet and Set Report is prepared by the G7 Research Group based at the University of Toronto. Using the Goals Set report published on June 24, 2022, it provides a qualitative assessment of how well these goals were achieved at the Elmau Summit which took place on June 26–28, 2022.

The Goals Set and Met Report includes averages by country and by issue to produce an overall evaluation score for the summit as a whole.

G7 Research Group analysts based the goals set by subject on priorities expressed in the Elmau Summit agenda as published by Germany's presidency and also priorities carried over from previous summits, as well as corresponding priorities expressed through global commitments such as the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals. The goals by member are drawn from national policy addresses (i.e., State of the Union Address, Speech from the Throne, etc.), speeches in public forums such as the United Nations General Assembly and the World Economic Forum, news releases and readouts, and other publicly available information. Five to six priority goals have been identified and ranked for each subject and member (see Tables 1 and 2). They were expressed as closely as possible to the style of language used in G7 outcome documents, to facilitate the assessment of the goals met at Elmau Summit, using the standard matching methodology developed and applied by the G7 Research Group.

Scores are not weighted and calculated according to the following scheme:

A+ 90% B+ 78% C+ 68% D+ 58% F 45%
A   85% B   75% C   65% D   55%   
A− 80% B− 70% C− 60% D− 50%  

Table 1: Goals Set by Subject

Subject

Number of Goals

Average Score (letter)

Average Score (%)

Climate change

5

A−

81

Environment

5

A−

82

Energy

5

B−

70

Economy

5

B

74

Health

5

A−

83

Trade

5

A−

82

Development

5

A

84

Gender

5

A−

81

Digital

5

A−

82

Crime

5

A−

81

Terrorism

4

C−

61

Non-proliferation

5

A

85

Regional security

5

B+

78

Total

64

B+

79

Table 2: Goals Set by G7 Member

G7 member

Number of Goals

Average Score (letter)

Average Score (%)

Canada

5

A

87

France

5

A

88

Germany

5

A

85

Italy

6

A

83

Japan

5

B

76

United Kingdom

5

B+

78

United States

5

A−

81

European Union

5

B

73

Total

41

A

81

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Assessments: Goals Set By Subject

For the 2022 Elmau Summit to be assessed as successful on these subjects, the outcome documents needed to match the text of goals set as closely as possible.

Climate Change: A−

Gabby Regimbal

Score

Goal

Match

A

1. We commit to implementing a new global framework to halt and reverse biodiversity loss by 2030 and to keep the 1.5C temperature increase limit as a possibility.

"Reaffirming the G7 2030 Nature Compact, we remain committed and will, leading by example, intensify ambitious action to achieve the global mission to halt and reverse biodiversity loss by 2030."

"We also commit to keep a limit of 1.5 °C temperature rise within reach, to enhance resilience and adaptive capacity to the impacts of climate change and to align financial flows with the goals of the Paris Agreement."

B+

2. We emphasize the need to move away from polluting and fossil fuel-based economic systems and will work to transition to a circular economy that centers sustainable consumption.

"We will reduce our overall reliance on fossil fuels and accelerate the clean energy transition towards achieving net-zero emissions no later than 2050, keeping energy security and affordability at the core of our action."

"…recognising the importance of national security and geostrategic interests we commit to end new direct public support for the international unabated fossil fuel energy sector by the end of 2022…"

"We are committed to increase resource efficiency and a circular economy to reduce environmental pressures and yield multiple benefits. To this end, we endorse the Berlin Roadmap on Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy. Through a more circular economy, we contribute to resilient and sustainable supply chains in particular with regard to critical minerals and raw materials."

B

3. We will mobilize financial flows in order to access more capital to combat climate change, such as by fostering sustainable finance policies that are working to implement Sustainable Development Goal 12.7.

"We also commit … to align financial flows with the goals of the Paris Agreement."

"We support the implementation of the G20 Sustainable Finance Roadmap and urge others in adopting its actions to scale up sustainable finance."

"We will accelerate our efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 by mobilising all sectors and levels of society."

B

4. We commit to urgently implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as well as the Paris Agreement and the Rio Conventions to meaningfully confront biodiversity loss, environmental degradation and climate change.

"Recognising the particular strain multiple crises have put on developing countries we reaffirm our strong commitment to put the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda at the center of our agendas to mainstream sustainable development across all policy priorities."

"We reaffirm our unwavering commitment to the Paris Agreement, and its strengthened implementation."

"We restate our commitment to achieving land degradation neutrality."

A+

5. We will work to remedy the disproportionate effects of climate change, such as its increased effects on people facing poverty and other social inequalities.

"The effects of climate change disproportionately affect the marginalised and most vulnerable in society, exacerbating poverty and economic, gender and other social inequalities. To address these effects, we will accelerate progress towards universal, adequate, adaptive, shock-responsive, and inclusive social protection for all by 2030 in line with the UN Secretary-General's initiative for a "Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for a Just Transition", which aims to create 400 million jobs and to extend social protection."

Environment: A−

Saarah Khan

Score

Goal

Match

A+

1. We commit to supporting a post-2020 global biodiversity framework that contributes to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and places the global community on a path towards the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity.

"Reaffirming the G7 2030 Nature Compact, we remain committed and will, leading by example, intensify ambitious action to achieve the global mission to halt and reverse biodiversity loss by 2030."

"We stress the urgency of adopting a transformative Global Biodiversity Framework in 2022 and its timely implementation. We will advocate for an ambitious and effective Framework, to be adopted at the 15th Conference of the Parties of the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD COP 15), with ambitious goals and targets, strengthened implementation, and enhanced mechanisms for review and accountability. We will act right away to implement this, submitting revised and enhanced National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans by CBD COP 16."

"…we reaffirm our strong commitment to put the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda at the center of our agendas to mainstream sustainable development across all policy priorities."

A+

2. We will work to achieve sustainable financing, regulatory approaches and swift implementation in the field of biodiversity protection.

"We recognise that combating climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution requires mobilising private and public, domestic, and international financial resources. To this end, we commit to implementing with others clear policies and strategies to align financial flows with our climate and biodiversity objectives and are committed to mobilising resources from all sources."

"We commit to enhance synergies between finance for climate and biodiversity, including increased funding for Nature-based Solutions."

"We call on multilateral development banks (MDBs) to further strengthen ambitious climate and biodiversity action."

"Those G7 members party to the Convention on Biological Diversity also commit to redirect or eliminate incentives including subsidies harmful to biodiversity by 2030 at the latest, taking initial steps without delay."

B−

3. We commit to improving sustainable chemicals management and reducing global pollution by chemicals.

"We commit to stopping and reversing the overexploitation of natural resources, ending illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, and the degradation of the marine environment; to combating pollution including through the sound management of chemicals and waste; and to reversing biodiversity loss and tackling climate change."

A

4. We will strengthen the protection and sustainable use of the seas by continuing to improve marine biodiversity in the high seas, the Southern Ocean and the deep sea and counter global ocean pollution.

"We also commit to conserve or protect at least 30 per cent of land and 30 per cent of the ocean by 2030, nationally and globally, according to national circumstances and approaches."

"We commit to leading the global effort on the protection, conservation, restoration, and sustainable and equitable use of the global ocean including by the conclusion in 2022 of the legally binding instrument under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (BBNJ)."

"We commit to fight plastic pollution worldwide by committing to the rapid progression of negotiations towards an internationally legally binding instrument initiated under the UNEA 5.2 resolution 5/14. To this end, we endorse the G7 Ocean Deal and ask Environment Ministers to report back on progress by the end of the year."

B

5. We commit to achieving progress in the field of sustainable agriculture and international water governance and emphasizing the fight against illegal financial flows in connection with environmental crimes.

"As key stakeholders in the global agricultural sector, we are committed to spearheading its transformation towards sustainability and resilience…we are committed to improving the quality and, where possible, coherence of G7 policy measures to promote sustainable supply chains."

"We will strengthen the agricultural sector's contribution to food security and to fighting climate change and biodiversity loss."

"We will ensure that our response to the current challenges also strengthens the long-term resilience and sustainability of agriculture and food systems, in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement and Glasgow Pact, the Convention to Combat Desertification and the Convention on Biological Diversity, including via increasing our support to smallholder farmers."

"…we will intensify our fight against transnational organised crime, including cybercrime and environmental crime, particularly in fragile contexts, in close cooperation with civil society and international actors such as Interpol and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime."

Energy: B−

Aida Zarghami

Score

Goal

Match

B

1. We will accelerate and promote usage of clean energy with a focus on decreasing our dependence on Russia's energy.

"We reaffirm our commitment to phase out our dependency on Russian energy."

"As we phase out Russian oil from our domestic markets, we will seek to develop solutions that meet our objectives of reducing Russian revenues from hydrocarbons, and supporting stability in global energy markets, while minimizing negative economic impacts, especially on low- and middle-income countries."

B+

2. We commit to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through investing in sustainable climate and energy concepts.

"We will reduce our overall reliance on fossil fuels and accelerate the clean energy transition towards achieving net-zero emissions no later than 2050, keeping energy security and affordability at the core of our action."

B−

3. We commit to reduce energy consumption, promote energy efficiency, and to accelerate clean, safe and sustainable energy systems through reduction of our fossil fuel dependence.

"We acknowledge that a greenhouse gas neutral energy supply with strong reliance on energy efficiency and renewable energy is economically sensible, technically feasible, reliable and safe." "We also emphasize the central role of and confirm our strong financial commitment for the market ramp-up of low-carbon and renewable hydrogen and its derivatives, for hard-to-abate sectors and zero-emission thermal power generation, shifting towards a world economy based on low-carbon and renewable energy sources."

D+

4. We commit to have an accelerated clean energy transition that is aligned with the goals of Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement as one of our most important contributions towards energy security.

"We stress that fossil fuel subsidies are inconsistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement and reaffirm our commitment to the elimination of inefficient fossil fuel subsidies by 2025."

B−

5. We will move forward the energy transition by accelerating efforts to phase out coal power, promoting the decarbonisation industries such as transportation and construction through innovation, regulation, financial incentives, and strengthening international climate financing.

"We commit to a highly decarbonised road sector by 2030 including by, in this decade, significantly increasing the sales, share and uptake of zero emission light duty vehicles, including zero emission public transport and public vehicle fleets."

"To this end, we commit to achieving a fully or predominantly decarbonised power sector by 2035."

Economy: B

Matthew Kieffer

Score

Goal

Match

A−

1. We commit to addressing challenges of long term growth and to accelerating the digital and net-zero transitions in order to foster innovation and transition to a circular economy.

"We remain committed to jointly addressing challenges to long-term growth, including facilitating the net-zero and digital transitions, and the massive investments required."

B

2. We will closely monitor markets and inflation rates that have been rendered volatile due to Russia's war against Ukraine, and commit to calibrate monetary policy in a transparent manner to mitigate economic hardships.

"Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine has exacerbated the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis and impeded the recovery that began in the second half of 2021, by dragging down growth, causing significant increases in commodity, energy and food prices, and thereby pushing up inflation to levels not seen for decades in the G7 and beyond, particularly for some emerging markets and developing countries. Against this backdrop, we remain committed to continued coordination to minimise the impact of the war globally, as well as on our own economies and population, including by providing well targeted support, where necessary"

B−

3. We emphasize the need to mobilize private finance and create more pathways to invest in innovation and foster a more sustainable economy.

"To this end, we commit to implementing with others clear policies and strategies to align financial flows G7 Leaders' Communiqué | page 3 with our climate and biodiversity objectives and are committed to mobilising resources from all sources."

"Recalling international commitments on climate finance, Leaders will use synergies with partnerships for global infrastructure and investment and country platforms for improving, creating and mobilising infrastructure investments for clean and sustainable energy G7 Chair's Summary on JETP | Page 2 production and energy efficiency, including through large scale mobilisation of private capital."

D+

4. We will support the work of the Financial Stability Board in both addressing and monitoring the risks associated with crypto-assets and cross border transactions and call for stronger regulations and regulatory reporting.

"We support the Financial Stability Board Roadmap for Addressing Climate-related Financial Risks"

A

5. We emphasize our commitment to implementing and maintaining coordinated sanctions in response to Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine, and to help levy the disproportionate economic costs of war which particularly affect vulnerable groups and economies who are facing food insecurity and rely on food imports from Ukraine.

"We remain steadfast in our commitment to our unprecedented coordinated sanctions measures in response to Russia's war of aggression"

"We will continue to ensure that in taking further measures, we are not targeting food and allow G7 Statement on Support for Ukraine for the free flow of agricultural products and make every effort to minimise potential negative impacts and spillovers on third countries, in particular low- and middle-income countries"

Health: A−

Meagan Byrd

Score

Goal

Match

B

1. We call on Russia to end the invasion of Ukraine, which has disrupted and cut off Ukrainian access to their health systems. We commit to supporting the government of Ukraine in their efforts to protect the health and lives of Ukrainians.

"As Russia is waging its unjustifiable, unprovoked and illegal war against Ukraine, we call on China to press Russia to immediately comply with the legally binding order of the International Court of Justice of 16 March 2022 and to abide by the relevant resolutions of the UN General Assembly and stop its military aggression – and immediately and unconditionally withdraw its troops from Ukraine."

B+

2. We will strengthen our healthcare systems' capacity to prepare and respond to future national and international health emergencies.

"We further commit to support health sovereignty globally through the expansion of sustainable local and regional manufacturing capacity for vaccines, therapeutics, and other essential medical products in developing countries"

"Country health systems continue to be stressed by the COVID-19 pandemic which has negative implications for overall health service delivery as well as health capacity building efforts."

A

3. We reiterate our support for the World Health Organization (WHO) and its critical leadership in global health, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will strengthen the capacity of the WHO through increased financial support to increase its global leadership role.

"We applaud the decision at the 75th World Health Assembly to work towards increasing the share of assessed contributions to 50 per cent of WHO's base budget by the 2028-2029 biennium, taking into account budgetary proposals and progress on reforms, with a view to sustainably finance the organisation to fulfill its leading and coordinating role in global health. We support the work of the WHO Hub on Epidemic and Pandemic Intelligence, including with a view to improving strategic foresight."

A

4. We acknowledge the role access to healthcare has on enabling women and girls to enter the workforce. We will strengthen primary health care for women and girls, especially surrounding sexual and reproductive health, ensuring access to contraception, and safe pre- and post-abortion care.

"The pandemic has also deprived millions of women of sexual and reproductive health services – putting at risk the progress made in the past 20 years on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for all. We reaffirm our full commitment to achieve comprehensive SRHR of all individuals, and stress the importance of access to emergency sexual and reproductive health services in humanitarian crises. "

A+

5. We will work towards achieving climate neutrality of our health systems, in addition to increasing resiliency mechanisms in our healthcare planning to operate under concurrent health and climate challenges.

"We acknowledge the key role of the health sector in climate adaptation, and commit to making our health systems environmentally sustainable and climate-neutral at the latest by 2050, as well as more resilient."

Trade: A−

Malhaar Moharir

Score

Goal

Match

A

1. We pledge to take coordinated action multilaterally and with the World Trade Organization (WTO) to ensure the security and stability of global supply chains in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

"In a joint effort with others, we have acted over the last months to suspend the Most-Favoured-Nation treatment to products and services from the Russian Federation. We will continue to remove unnecessary trade barriers, including by working against trade-restrictive measures and non-market practices to maintain open and transparent markets, and call on others to do likewise."

"Recent crises have highlighted systemic vulnerabilities to chronic risks and acute market shocks, affecting our supply chains and economic security… We will enhance collaboration, including with industry, to understand vulnerabilities and to strengthen security of critical supplies, particularly in key raw materials and critical minerals.We will also coordinate to share insights and best practice on mechanisms for identifying, monitoring and minimising vulnerabilities and logistical bottlenecks in advance of shocks, including cooperative scenario-based stress-testing."

"More generally, and taking stock of our existing cooperation on economic security in the face of external shocks and wider risks, we commit to ongoing strategic coordination as the G7 on this matter. We will increase our vigilance to threats, including economic coercion, that are meant to undermine global security and stability. To this end, we will pursue enhanced cooperation and explore mechanisms to improve assessment, preparedness, deterrence, and response to such risks, drawing upon best practice to address exposure both across and beyond the G7."

A+

2. We commit to engaging in significant reform of the WTO to make the international rules-based trading system fairer and more resilient against market-distorting practices.

"We renew our commitment to reform the WTO to achieve a fair, predictable, and stable trade environment…This includes reforming the WTO's functions of monitoring, negotiation, and the dispute settlement mechanism."

"We will further step up our efforts working towards a level playing field through more effective use of existing tools, as well as developing stronger international rules and norms on nonmarket policies and practices, for example harmful industrial subsidies and trade-distorting actions by state-owned enterprises, notably those that lead to excess capacity."

"We commit to…advocating free, fair, non-discriminatory, rules-based and sustainable trade, alleviating global inequalities, raising standards of living, maintaining open and resilient economies and strengthening the multilateral trading system, including by reforming the World Trade Organization (WTO)."

B+

3. We strive to promote sustainability, inclusivity and resiliency in the trading system to address urgent agricultural and food security challenges.

"Through a mix of binding and non-binding measures, we commit to advancing sustainable supply chains that are netzero aligned and climate resilient, decouple agricultural production from forest loss and land degradation, use resources sustainably, reduce environmental impact, foster circularity, and promote decent work."

"We will coordinate to maximise the coherent implementation of and compliance with international standards relating to human rights, environment, and labour across global supply chains… We are concerned by the use of all forms of forced labour in global supply chains, including state-sponsored forced labour of vulnerable groups and minorities, including in the [agricultural] sector…We commit to taking measures to strengthen our cooperation and collective efforts towards eradicating the use of all forms of forced labour in global supply chains, including through increased transparency and business risk advisories, and other measures to address forced labour globally."

Recent crises have highlighted systemic vulnerabilities to chronic risks and acute market shocks, affecting our supply chains and economic security. We will enhance collaboration, including with industry, to understand vulnerabilities and to strengthen security of critical supplies, particularly in key raw materials and critical minerals.We will also coordinate to share insights and best practice on mechanisms for identifying, monitoring and minimising vulnerabilities and logistical bottlenecks in advance of shocks, including cooperative scenario-based stress-testing."

A−

4. We pledge to build on the Digital Trade Principles adopted at the 2021 Cornwall Summit and promote the sustainable incorporation of new technologies in the global trading system and support digitalization across industry.

With a revived multilateral trading system, we look forward to matching this ambitious progress at the 13th WTO Ministerial Conference, by advancing negotiations on E-Commerce."

"We look forward to building upon the work of a number of multilateral dialogues and fora to deliver democratic and market-oriented standards in technology, trade and innovation to improve the lives of our citizens and be a force for greater prosperity, such as the Trade and Technology Council (TTC), the Quad, the Future Tech Forum and the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI). In this context, we also acknowledge the EU Declaration on Digital Rights and Principles."

B+

5. We will continue to monitor and effectively address the impacts of pandemic-imposed cross-border restrictions on the movement of goods and services.

"Recent crises have highlighted systemic vulnerabilities to chronic risks and acute market shocks, affecting our supply chains and economic security. We will enhance collaboration, including with industry, to understand vulnerabilities and to strengthen security of critical supplies, particularly in key raw materials and critical minerals.We will also coordinate to share insights and best practice on mechanisms for identifying, monitoring and minimising vulnerabilities and logistical bottlenecks in advance of shocks, including cooperative scenario-based stress-testing."

Development: A

Brandon Yih

Score

Goal

Match

A−

1. We reiterate our commitment to help strengthen, and not undermine, the long-term resilience and sustainability of agriculture and food systems, particularly on the African continent and Afghanistan, through working with partner countries and supporting the activities of the Zero Hunger Coalition and the Global Alliance for Food Security.

"As key stakeholders in the global agricultural sector, we are committed to spearheading its transformation towards sustainability and resilience."

"We will strengthen the agricultural sector's contribution to food security and to fighting climate change and biodiversity loss."

"We will spare no effort to increase global food and nutrition security and to protect the most vulnerable whom the food crisis threatens to hit the hardest, as laid out in our Statement on Global Food Security."

A−

2. We pledge to create an enabling environment for the creation of decent green jobs in ecologically relevant sectors worldwide, and promoting inclusive green employment opportunities through technical and vocational education and training for girls and women.

"we will spare no effort to train and equip all working-age adults to meet the needs of a changing labour market for a green and digital economy. We therefore commit to significantly strengthening our efforts to foster continuing education training (CET) with a focus on low-skilled adults, as well as those who face systemic barriers."

"By 2025, we will increase the share of our ODA employment and skills promotion programmes that is directed specifically towards green sectors and greening traditional sectors in alignment with our emerging and developing partner countries' strategies, and subject to our budgetary processes."

A+

3. We pledge to accelerate progress towards universal, adequate, adaptive, shock-responsive and inclusive social protection for all by 2030, especially for women and marginalized groups, in order to address potential hardships caused by the transformation of ecologically unsustainable sectors, build resilience against climate shocks and help people adapt to climate change.

"We emphasise the value of social protection, particularly in times of crises and in the face of climate change and environmental degradation, and underscore the human right to social security. The effects of climate change disproportionately affect the marginalised and most vulnerable in society, exacerbating poverty and economic, gender and other social inequalities. To address these effects, we will accelerate progress towards universal, adequate, adaptive, shock-responsive, and inclusive social protection for all by 2030 in line with the UN Secretary-General's initiative for a "Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for a Just Transition", which aims to create 400 million jobs and to extend social protection."

B+

4. We reaffirm our commitment to equitable and universal access to quality, accessible, acceptable and affordable sexual and reproductive health services, in order to achieve comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights for all.

"We reaffirm our full commitment to achieve comprehensive SRHR of all individuals, and stress the importance of access to emergency sexual and reproductive health services in humanitarian crises."

A+

5. We reaffirm our commitment to help scale up the global climate and disaster risk finance and insurance infrastructure in order to ensure such infrastructure is systematic, coherent and sustained, and that people and countries vulnerable to climate change and disaster risks are protected.

"We recognise the urgent need for scaling-up action and support to avert, minimise, and address loss and damage particularly in vulnerable developing countries. We commit to scale up climate and disaster risk finance and insurance (CDRFI) and will work towards a Global Shield against Climate Risks, building on the InsuResilience Global Partnership and other initiatives. We ask our Development Ministers to make progress on the Global Shield by COP 27."

Gender: A−

Kiya Amos-Flom

Score

Goal

Match

A+

1. We will advance the economic empowerment of women in particular by pursuing the equitable distribution of care work and equal pay.

"It is of paramount importance to recognise, reduce, and redistribute unpaid care work, and to reward paid care work adequately, guaranteeing care workers representation. To that end, we will support efforts to expand global access to quality childcare infrastructure including through our collective support of USD 79 million for the Childcare Incentive Fund, thereby improving women's economic empowerment, child outcomes, family welfare, and overall economic growth."

B-

2. We commit to use an intersectional approach in improving the equal participation of women in leadership positions.

"We seek to ensure full, equal and meaningful participation of women and girls in all their diversity as well as LGBTIQ+ persons in politics, economics, education and all other spheres of society, and to consistently mainstream gender equality into all policy areas."

A+

3. We pledge to advocate for the rights of LGBTIQ+ persons and ensure that everyone, regardless of gender, has access to the same opportunities and is protected against discrimination.

"We seek to ensure full, equal and meaningful participation of… LGBTIQ+ persons in politics, economics, education and all other spheres of society."

"We reaffirm our full commitment to a sustained focus on realising equality…and to ensuring that everyone – independent of their gender identity or expression or sexual orientation – has the same opportunities and is protected against discrimination and violence."

B

4. We reaffirm our commitments to educational equality and will work towards removing barriers to girls' education globally.

"We seek to ensure full, equal and meaningful participation of women and girls in all their diversity as well as LGBTIQ+ persons in politics, economics, education and all other spheres of society, and to consistently mainstream gender equality into all policy areas."

"We… stand steadfast in our commitment to protecting and prioritising girls' education."

A-

5. We will continue to improve strategies, policies and programs that pursue the prevention of and protection from gender-based violence.

"We will improve documentation and accountability for human rights violations and abuses, such as sexual and gender-based violence, including in conflict situations. We reiterate the need to strengthen the implementation of international architecture to prevent and respond to conflict related sexual violence, and will support the empowerment of women and girls as critical agents for conflict prevention, crisis management, conflict resolution, relief and recovery, and long-term peacebuilding."

Digital: A−

Lisa Huh

Score

Goal

Match

A+

1. We commit to increase transparency of online platforms and platforms and ensure the delivery of safe services that protect human rights and freedom of expression and information.

"We will work together to help shape an inclusive and global digital ecosystem that fosters an open, free and secure Internet, competition and innovation, protects privacy and personal data, and promotes respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, as reflected in the G7 Resilient Democracy Statement."

"We affirm our commitment to empower citizens, especially vulnerable groups to use the Internet and digital technologies safely and securely. We will continue our efforts to combat any forms of online harm and protect people online."

"We welcome the Declaration for the Future of the Internet and invite like-minded partners to join us in advancing its vision, thereby opposing the trend of rising digital authoritarianism."

"Promoting affordable access to diverse sources of reliable and trustworthy information and data, online and offline, including through a multi-stakeholder approach, and by strengthening digital skills and digital literacy"

A+

2. We will work towards developing new rules at the global level to address tax challenges arising from globalization and the digital economy.

"We reiterate our strong political commitment to the timely and effective implementation of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) / G20 Inclusive Framework Two-Pillar Solution, to address the tax challenges arising from globalisation and the digitalisation of the economy with a view to bringing the new rules into effect at the global level. We will continue to provide support to developing countries for the implementation of this historic agreement."

C

3. We commit to exploring opportunities and implications for the cross-border use of Central Bank Digital Currencies to increase efficiency and minimize negative spillovers to the international financial system.

"We strengthen our efforts to facilitate data free flow with trust across borders, continue to harness opportunities, and to address challenges raised in particular in relation to security, privacy, data protection, and the protection of intellectual property rights. To this end, we endorse the Action Plan for Promoting Data Free Flow with Trust. Furthermore, we are commited to advancing the e-commerce Joint Statement Initative."

B

4. We reaffirm our commitment to reduce the infrastructure investment gap in developing countries and emerging markets by increasing private sector investment and delivering digital infrastructure.

"We will support other states to increase digital access while ensuring that security, interoperability and respect for human rights are built into global connectivity."

A+

5. We commit to leveling the playing field across leading digital platforms through the use of market-based policy approaches

"We will continue the discussion on competition in digital markets, including with regards to platforms regulation and its implementation, and look forward to the G7 Digital Ministers' comprehensive overview of legislative approaches to competition, contestability, and fairness on digital markets within the G7, with a view to fostering greater coordination to support competitive digital markets."

Crime: A−

Eisha Khan

Score

Goal

Match

B

1. We pledge to stand united against Russia's violation of the UN Charter by providing investigative support, technical expertise, funding and other assistance to work towards ensuring the accountability of those who are responsible for the atrocities and crimes committed in Ukraine.

"The Russian war against Ukraine and other conflicts have pushed the number of people worldwide forced to flee war, violence, human rights violations and persecution to a record high of 100 million, evidencing the urgent need to address the root causes of refugee movements and internal displacement, as well as to provide safe, dignified, and sustainable solutions."

A+

2. We pledge to call for more targeted, coordinated and sustained action against criminal networks, cybercrime, and illicit financial flows, including in conflict areas, also by further coordinating our capacity building efforts and strengthening international cooperation.

"To hold kleptocrats, criminals and their enablers to account globally, we will broaden our global fight against cross-border corruption, including by supporting African partners in setting up 15 additional beneficial ownership registers."

"To further ensure the security of our citizens, we will intensify our fight against transnational organised crime, including cybercrime and environmental crime, particularly in fragile contexts, in close cooperation with civil society and international actors such as Interpol and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime."

"Corruption and related illicit finance and proceeds of crime drain public resources, can often fuel organised crime, enable kleptocratic systems to accumulate wealth and power at the expense of citizens, undermine democratic governance. In order to defend the integrity and transparency of democratic systems, we will continue to step up our fight against corruption in all relevant bodies, and accelerate work on implementing and strengthening our beneficial ownership transparency registers, including by improving their accuracy, adequacy, and timeliness."

A−

3. We commit to working together to strengthen cross-border law enforcement and tackle corruption associated with illicit trafficking and crimes that affect the environment, including crimes against wildlife which pose a significant and growing threat.

"We also strongly support the re-authorisation and expansion of crossborder humanitarian assistance by the UN Security Council in July."

"To hold kleptocrats, criminals and their enablers to account globally, we will broaden our global fight against cross-border corruption, including by supporting African partners in setting up 15 additional beneficial ownership registers."

"We affirm the importance of, combating human trafficking and related illicit financil flows, smuggling of migrants, and countering related disinformation."

"We commit to stopping and reversing the overexploitation of natural resources, ending illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing."

B

4. We renew our commitment to address the risks of illicit finance from environmental crime and recognise them as a cross-cutting issue.

"To further ensure the security of our citizens, we will intensify our fight against transnational organised crime, including cybercrime and environmental crime, particularly in fragile contexts, in close cooperation with civil society and international actors such as Interpol and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime."

A

5. We reaffirm the commitment to protecting democratic systems while preventing interference with human rights and fundamental freedoms, disinformation, and election interference.

"We will coordinate to maximise the coherent implementation of and compliance with international standards relating to human rights, environment, and labour across global supply chains."

"We recognise the efforts in Niger and Mauritania to consolidate democratic institutions strengthen the rule of law and good governance including migration governance and foster stabilisation."

"In light of Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine, we remain committed and enhance our cooperation through the G7 Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) in order to protect our democratic systems and open societies from foreign threats, such as information manipulation and interference, including disinformation."

Terrorism: C−

Yana Sadeghi

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B

1. We reaffirm our commitment to contribute to the international efforts aimed at preventing and fighting terrorism, in particular our collective efforts against Daesh, AlQaeda and their affiliated groups, which continue to pose a threat on a global scale.

"We underline the importance of maintaining the ceasefire in northern Syria, which ensures collective efforts to fight Daesh can continue and if broken, risks exacerbating an already dire humanitarian situation including through the further displacement of people."

"We reiterate our strong commitment to support the populations of the Sahel countries, help stabilise the region and tackle the root causes of terrorism and instability as outlined within the Sahel Coalition."

B

2. We are committed to fostering international action and cooperation to fight terrorist financing and money laundering and call for the full implementation of the FATF standards and relevant UNSC resolutions.

"In sharing these values, we are stronger together and commit to: […] [f]ighting corruption, illicit financial flows, organised crime, cybercrimes and other illicit activities, including through enhanced beneficial ownership transparency."

"In order to defend the integrity and transparency of democratic systems, we will continue to step up our fight against corruption in all relevant bodies, and accelerate work on implementing and strengthening our beneficial ownership transparency registers, including by improving their accuracy, adequacy, and timeliness. In this regard, we also welcome the recently strengthened standards on beneficial ownership transparency of legal persons by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and look forward to their swift implementation."

D−

3. We recognize the need to keep investing in the prevention of radicalization to violence and countering the spread of terrorist propaganda online, including by maintaining our collective efforts within multi-stakeholder efforts such as the framework of the Christchurch Call and the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism.

"We are committed to providing security to all our citizens in an open and pluralistic society. To this end, we will intensify our cooperation to fight all forms of violent extremism and terrorism."

F

4. We are committed to strengthening the implementation of UNSCR 1540 by all UN member states.

 

Non-proliferation: A

Sahar Fatima

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A+

1. We warn against any threat of the use of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons or related materials.

"In view of the 10th Review Conference of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in August 2022, we are united in our resolve to comprehensively strengthen the NPT, promote its universalisation, re-inforce the importance of commitments made at past Review Conferences and advance implementation of the Treaty across all three of its mutually reinforcing pillars."

"We underline the authority and primacy of the NPT as the cornerstone of the nuclear non-proliferation regime and the foundation for the pursuit of nuclear disarmament and peaceful uses of nuclear technology."

"The G7 reaffirms its commitment to the ultimate goal of a world without nuclear weapons with undiminished security for all, achieved through concrete, practical, and purposeful steps."

"We reiterate our condemnation of Russia's unjustified use of nuclear rhetoric and signaling. Russia must abide by its international commitments, including those which ban the use of chemical, biological or nuclear weapons."

"Any use of chemical, biological or nuclear weapons or related materials by Russia in Ukraine would be met with severe consequences."

A

2. We urge Russia to stop its attacks especially in the direct vicinity of Ukraine's nuclear power plants.

"We reiterate our condemnation of Russia's unjustified use of nuclear rhetoric and signaling. Russia must abide by its international commitments, including those which ban the use of chemical, biological or nuclear weapons. We urge Russia to behave responsibly and exercise restraint, and reiterate that any use of such weapons would be unacceptable and met with severe consequences."

A

3. We urge all countries not to give military or other assistance to Russia to help continue its aggression in Ukraine and to avoid further escalation.

"We remain appalled by and continue to condemn the brutal, unprovoked, unjustifiable and illegal war of aggression against Ukraine by Russia and aided by Belarus."

"…we express serious concern after the announcement by Russia that it could transfer missiles with nuclear capabilities to Belarus."

B

4. We support the efforts to conclude an agreed framework for the safety and security of all nuclear installations in Ukraine as a matter of urgency, while respecting full Ukrainian sovereignty over its territory and infrastructure.

"With a view to a viable post-war peace settlement, we are ready to reach arrangements together with interested countries and institutions and Ukraine on sustained security commitments to help Ukraine defend itself, secure its free and democratic future, and deter future Russian aggression"

"We will continue supporting Ukraine in defending its networks against cyber incidents and expand our cooperation in the fields of energy security, the safety and security of nuclear material and facilities, environmental, and water use issues."

A+

5. We call on all States to fully and effectively implement all restrictive measures relating to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea imposed by the United Nations Security Council and to address the risk of weapons of mass destruction proliferation from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea as an urgent priority.

"We strongly condemn the continued, unlawful testing of ballistic missiles by the DPRK, including the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) launches conducted on 24 March and 25 May 2022."

"We demand that the DPRK abandon its unlawful weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions. We further call on all states to fully and effectively implement these resolutions, and to remain vigilant for sanctions evading activity."

"We urge the DPRK to engage in diplomacy and to resume dialogue towards complete denuclearisation."

Regional Security: B+

Gabby Regimbal

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B−

1. We emphasize and commit to our continued recognition of Ukraine's sovereignty, territorial integrity, independence, and right to self defense under the UN Charter and acknowledge that Russia's actions constitute a war of aggression.

"As Russia is waging its unjustifiable, unprovoked and illegal war against Ukraine, we call on China to press Russia to immediately comply with the legally binding order of the International Court of Justice of 16 March 2022 and to abide by the relevant resolutions of the UN General Assembly and stop its military aggression – and immediately and unconditionally withdraw its troops from Ukraine."

A+

2. We commit to continue coordinated and concentrated sanctions against Russia as a result of their actions against Ukraine, and emphasize that these sanctions will not impact food or other essential exports.

"As outlined in our Statement on support for Ukraine, standing in unity to support the government and people of Ukraine in their fight for a peaceful, prosperous and democratic future, we will continue to impose severe and immediate economic costs on President Putin's regime for its unjustifiable war of aggression against Ukraine, while stepping up our efforts to counter its adverse and harmful regional and global impacts, including with a view to helping secure global energy and food security as well as stabilising the economic recovery."

D−

3. We commit to short, medium and long term financial and technical support for Ukraine and strongly condemn Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine as a violation of international norms.

"we condemn Russia's provocative statements which signal the threat of use of nuclear weapons. "

A+

4. We commit to strengthening digital infrastructure in Ukraine and ensuring the resilience of information and communications channels in order to combat misinformation regarding the conflict.

"Russia's aggression against Ukraine poses widespread threats, including to our critical infrastructure. We are therefore taking steps to increase cyber resilience of digital infrastructure within and across our respective countries. We endorse the Joint Declaration on Cyber Resilience of Digital Infrastructure in response to the Russian war against Ukraine in this regard."

"In light of Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine, we remain committed and enhance our cooperation through the G7 Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) in order to protect our democratic systems and open societies from foreign threats, such as information manipulation and interference, including disinformation. We welcome the immediate response by the G7 RRM, including its collaboration with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, in establishing a multi-stakeholder crisis network comprised of G7 governments, social media platforms and civil society to support the integrity of the Ukrainian information environment in the face of Russia's unprecedented information war. To this end, we will further develop the G7 RRM through an expanded focus on hybrid threats and will enhance its capabilities to respond to foreign interference also at the subnational level."

A+

5. We reiterate our call for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to abandon its weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs and to engage in diplomacy regarding denuclearization.

"We demand that the DPRK abandon its unlawful weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions."

"We urge the DPRK to engage in diplomacy and to resume dialogue towards complete denuclearisation."

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Assessments: Goals Set by Member

If the 2022 Elmau Summit is to be successful for these members, it must do the following in order of importance.

Canada: A

Aida Zarghami and Lisa Huh

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A+

1. We commit to build on a close collaboration with our G7 partners in response to Russia's military aggression towards Ukraine, including how to support millions of displaced Ukrainians.

"We reaffirm our commitment to protecting refugees, supporting forcibly displaced persons and supporting host countries and communities, ensuring the full respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms of refugees, and addressing the particular needs of women and children in conflict, crisis, and displacement."

"Recalling the commitment of the Global Compact on Refugees to share responsibility more equitably, we will continue to promote international solidarity with refugees and host countries, including by expanding resettlement programmes."

A

2. We commit to a 1.5C pathway, transition to net-zero economy, and climate neutrality by 2050 at latest.

"We commit to support a Paris-compatible global goal on net-zero emissions from international aviation no later than 2050, to strengthen global efforts to achieve zero emissions from international shipping by 2050 at the latest."

"We recognise that combating climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution requires mobilising private and public, domestic, and international financial resources. To this end, we commit to implementing with others clear policies and strategies to align financial flows with our climate and biodiversity objectives and are committed to mobilising resources from all sources."

A−

3. We commit to support the leading and coordinating role of the WHO and to contribute to WHO's goal of 70 per cent COVID-19 vaccination coverage worldwide.

"To limit the emergence of new variants of concern and support the World Health Organization's (WHO) global and countries' individual vaccination strategies, we stand ready to support strengthening rollout capacities and efforts to increase vaccine confidence and demand in implementing countries, especially to turn vaccines into vaccinations, and endorse the Action Plan on COVID-19 to this end."

A+

4. We commit to open, inclusive and equitable societies and to democracy, human rights, freedom and gender equality.

"We reaffirm our full commitment to a sustained focus on realising equality between women and men as well as transgender and non-binary people, and to ensuring that everyone – independent of their gender identity or expression or sexual orientation – has the same opportunities and is protected against discrimination and violence."

"[W]e commit to redoubling our efforts to overcome longstanding structural barriers and to addressing harmful gender norms, stereotypes, roles, and practices. We seek to ensure full, equal and meaningful participation of women and girls in all their diversity as well as LGBTIQ+ persons in politics, economics, education and all other spheres of society, and to consistently mainstream gender equality into all policy areas."

"We reaffirm our continuous efforts to improve women's, children's and adolescents' health by contributing to relevant funds such as the Global Financing Facility for women, children and adolescents (GFF). We will continue to support polio eradication through the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)."

"We recognise the essential and transformative role of SRHR in gender equality and women's and girls' empowerment, and in supporting diversity, including of sexual orientations and gender identities."

A+

5. We aim to deliver on economic stability and transformation through supporting countries in need, driving a strong, and balanced sustainable economy, and in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement.

"Recognising the particular strain multiple crises have put on developing countries we reaffirm our strong commitment to put the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda at the center of our agendas to mainstream sustainable development across all policy priorities."

"We will accelerate our efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 by mobilising all sectors and levels of society."

France: A

Saarah Khan

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A+

1. We will continue cooperation in response to the public health crisis and reinforce resilience in the face of future crises. We remain committed to strengthening vaccine production capacities and supporting the ACT-A initiative and its COVAX Facility for enabling access to vaccines in low- and middle-income nations.

"we reaffirm our commitment to enabling equitable global access to and delivery of safe, effective, quality-assured and affordable vaccines, therapeutics, diagnostics, and other essential medical goods."

"We underline our support for all four pillars of the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A), including its COVAX facility and recognise that supporting ACT-A by all means, including with adequate funding and through in-kind contributions, is central to ending the acute phase of the pandemic."

"We further commit to support health sovereignty globally through the expansion of sustainable local and regional manufacturing capacity for vaccines, therapeutics, and other essential medical products in developing countries, including through technology transfer hubs, and to strengthen regulatory frameworks critical for equitable access to vaccines and other therapeutics in current and future pandemics."

A+

2. We will continue to take action for peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific with willing partners in the region and G7 members.

"We reiterate the importance of maintaining a free and open Indo Pacific, which is inclusive and based on the rule of law."

"We re-emphasise our support for ASEAN unity and centrality and commit to explore concrete cooperation in line with the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific."

A

3. We must ensure that our trade practices are compatible with our international solidarity efforts and our climate and environmental objectives. We will also develop sustainable finance to support the climate transition and build a more responsible capitalism.

"…we commit to advancing sustainable supply chains that are netzero aligned and climate resilient, decouple agricultural production from forest loss and land degradation, use resources sustainably, reduce environmental impact, foster circularity, and promote decent work."

"We support the implementation of the G20 Sustainable Finance Roadmap and urge others in adopting its actions to scale up sustainable finance. We support the Financial Stability Board Roadmap for Addressing Climate-related Financial Risks."

A

4. We commit to accelerating the transition to a decarbonised economy to become climate neutral by 2050, bolstering measures to preserve biodiversity and achieving the transition towards a healthier environment. We also commit to action to reduce emissions and keep a 1.5°C limit of temperature rise within reach.

"To drive urgent, ambitious, and inclusive action to align ourselves with 1.5°C pathways and to accelerate implementation of the Paris Agreement, we commit to a highly decarbonised road sector by 2030, a fully or predominantly decarbonised power sector by 2035, and prioritising concrete and timely steps towards the goal of accelerating phase-out of domestic unabated coal power."

"We highlight the increased urgency to act to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by around 43 per cent by 2030, relative to the 2019 level, in light of the latest findings of the IPCC, in order to limit global warming to 1.5 °C."

"We also commit to keep a limit of 1.5 °C temperature rise within reach, to enhance resilience and adaptive capacity to the impacts of climate change, and to align financial flows with the goals of the Paris Agreement."

A+

5. We reaffirm our solidarity with the people of Ukraine and commit to mobilizing military, financial and humanitarian resources, upholding sanctions against Russia and fighting the impunity of unspeakable crimes committed by Russia in Ukraine.

"We reemphasise our condemnation of Russia's illegal and unjustifiable war of aggression against Ukraine. We will stand with Ukraine for as long as it takes, providing the needed financial, humanitarian, military, and diplomatic support in its courageous defence of its sovereignty and territorial integrity."

"We will continue to impose severe and immediate economic costs on President Putin's regime for its unjustifiable war of aggression against Ukraine, while stepping up our efforts to counter its adverse and harmful regional and global impacts, including with a view to helping secure global energy and food security as well as stabilising the economic recovery."

Germany: A

Sahar Fatima and Eisha Khan

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A

1. We commit to protecting the climate, environment and biodiversity and accelerate the global energy transition through the establishment of an open cooperative "Climate Club."

"Boosting international ambition through partnerships and cooperation to encourage and facilitate climate action and unlock socio-economic benefits of climate cooperation and to promote just energy transition."

"We endorse the goals of and will work with partners towards establishing an open, cooperative international Climate Club, consistent with international rules, by the end of 2022."

A

2. We commit to shaping the recovery of the global economy following the pandemic while maintaining priorities for a sustainable future.

"We emphasise the importance of resilient financial markets for mobilising private sector finance to facilitate the transition of the whole towards sustainability, net-zero and nature-positive outcomes."

"We support the implementation of the G20 Sustainable Finance Roadmap and urge others in adopting its actions to scale up sustainable finance."

"We welcome the inauguration of the International Sustainability Standards Board's (ISSB) and its progress of work on the global baseline of sustainability reporting standards. We support mandatory climate-related financial disclosures and look forward to the recommendations of the Taskforce on Naturerelated Financial Disclosures."

A+

3. We will continue in pandemic prevention and control while improving the international health architecture through accelerating the global vaccine campaign and development of vaccines.

"To overcome the COVID-19 pandemic now, we reaffirm our commitment to enabling equitable global access to and delivery of safe, effective, quality-assured and affordable vaccines, therapeutics, diagnostics, and other essential medical goods."

"To limit the emergence of new variants of concern and support the World Health Organisation's (WHO) global and countries' individual vaccination strategies, we stand ready to support strengthening rollout capacities and efforts to increase vaccine confidence and demand in implementing countries, especially to turn vaccines into vaccinations, and endorse the Action Plan on COVID-19 to this end."

"We further commit to support health sovereignty globally through the expansion of sustainable local and regional manufacturing capacity for vaccines, therapeutics, and other essential medical products in developing countries, including through technology transfer hubs, and to strengthen regulatory frameworks critical for equitable access to vaccines and other therapeutics in current and future pandemics."

"We recognise the need to foster R&D preparedness, as illustrated by the table top exercise Every Day Counts: A Pandemic Vaccine Exercise to accelerate vaccine development against current and future pandemic threats."

A+

4.  We will advance international cooperation for sustainable development through the launch of an international infrastructure initiative which promotes socially, economically and ecologically sustainable infrastructure.

"we have further shaped and implemented our Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII) as a joint offer to narrow the investment gap for sustainable, inclusive, climate resilient, and quality infrastructure in emerging markets and developing countries, based on intensified cooperation, democratic values, and high standards."

"…we aim at collectively mobilising up to USD 600 billion in public and private investments with a particular focus on quality infrastructure over the next five years."

"We welcome the Joint Action Proposal of the MDB/DFI Expert Group on Infrastructure and Investment, and look forward to a concrete proposal for developing an investment platform for sustainable infrastructure projects by the end of the year."

"We also welcome further steps to deepen collaboration among MDBs and DFIs, by pooling forces with a particular focus on project preparation capabilities and aligning support for policy and regulatory frameworks for sustainable infrastructure investments."

B

5. We aim to uphold our strong commitment to social justice, equality and inclusive digitalization, seeking to strengthen the role of the G7 as mediators and advocates for peace and security.

"We will work together to help shape an inclusive and global digital ecosystem that fosters an open, free and secure Internet, competition and innovation, protects privacy and personal data, and promotes respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, as reflected in the G7 Resilient Democracy Statement."

Italy: A

Brandon Yih and Malhaar Moharir

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A

1. We will work to ensure democratic institutions remain strong, stable and lively, in Ukraine and around the world, together with our European and Transatlantic partners.

"We are convinced that democratic values make us stronger in tackling global challenges and working towards an equitable and prosperous world for all. We will work together with civil society and our partners internationally to strengthen the resilience of our democracies, as laid out in the 2022 Resilient Democracies Statement."

"We will continue to support Ukraine in resisting threats to its democratic institutions and their common democratic values and principles, including through support for free media as well as countering disinformation and interference in democratic processes."

"We stand ready to support an international reconstruction plan, drawn up and implemented by Ukraine in close coordination with bilateral and multilateral partners and organisations in support of a sustainable, resilient, inclusive, and green economic recovery which enhances strong democratic institutions, rule of law, and anti-corruption measures."

"To halt democratic backsliding and undermining of our fundamental values, we will coordinate closely across the G7 and with our partners to strengthen democracies and our institutions against disinformation, including foreign information manipulation. In light of Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine, we remain committed and enhance our cooperation through the G7 Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) in order to protect our democratic systems and open societies from foreign threats, such as information manipulation and interference, including disinformation."

A

2. We will continue to support investments into renewable energies and other ecological transitions in order to overcome the ongoing energy and climate crisis as well as to reduce regional dependency on Russian gas.

"We also emphasise the central role of and confirm our strong financial commitment for the market ramp-up of low-carbon and renewable hydrogen and its derivatives, for hard-toabate sectors and zero-emission thermal power generation, shifting towards a world economy based on low-carbon and renewable energy sources."

"We will further reduce reliance on civil nuclear and related goods from Russia, including working to assist countries seeking to diversify their supplies."

"While taking immediate action to secure energy supply and stop the increases in energy prices driven by extraordinary market conditions, we will not compromise our climate and biodiversity goals including the energy transition nor on our commitments to phase out our dependency on Russian energy, including by phasing out or banning the import of Russian coal and oil."

A−

3. We will work with international partners to combat the humanitarian crisis caused by food shortages, especially in Ukraine and Afghanistan, and to confront rising food prices affecting global food security.

"We will moreover continue our intensive efforts to mitigate the social impacts of the rising energy and food prices, which have been exacerbated as a result of Russia's unprovoked and unjustifiable war of choice in Ukraine, paying special attention to disproportionately affected households."

"??We are deeply concerned by the continuing deterioration of the political and security situation in the Sahel, the threat of terrorism in the Gulf of Guinea and littoral states, continuing attacks against civilian populations, as well as the worsening food and humanitarian crisis."

A

4. We commit to supporting vulnerable economies in their post-pandemic recovery and ensuring this recovery is sustainable, resilient and inclusive.

"We continue to strive for a strong, sustainable, balanced, gender-equal, and inclusive global recovery."

"We will maintain and strengthen a safe, resilient, equitable, and rules-based open global economic system. We are united in our strategic response to the structural economic changes made evident by the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia's war of aggression."

"Given the deteriorating and highly challenging debt situations of many developing countries and emerging markets – with more than half of low-income countries in debt distress or at high risk of debt distress – we recognise the urgency of improving the G7 Leaders' Communiqué multilateral frameworks for debt restructuring and to address debt vulnerabilities. We underscore our commitment to successfully implementing the G20 Common Framework for Debt Treatments beyond the Debt Service Suspension Initiative."

"Recognising where our markets are vulnerable, we will enhance collaboration, including with industry, to understand vulnerabilities and to strengthen security of critical supplies, particularly in key raw materials and critical minerals. We will focus on promoting market circularity and support diversification by exploring investment in alternative resources, processing capabilities, sustainable practices, and new technologies."

"We strive to shape the transition towards netzero, nature positive economies and societies in a manner which contributes to our objectives of achieving decent work for all, social inclusion, the eradication of poverty, and ensuring that no one is left behind."

A+

5. We will continue to enact strong economic and trade sanctions against Russia, including export restrictions, elimination of Most Favoured Nation Status, and preventing access to financing from multilateral financial institutions.

"As outlined in our Statement on support for Ukraine, standing in unity to support the government and people of Ukraine in their fight for a peaceful, prosperous and democratic future, we will continue to impose severe and immediate economic costs on President Putin's regime for its unjustifiable war of aggression against Ukraine…"

"In a joint effort with others, we have acted over the last months to suspend the Most-Favoured-Nation treatment to products and services from the Russian Federation. We will continue to remove unnecessary trade barriers, including by working against trade-restrictive measures and non-market practices to maintain open and transparent markets, and call on others to do likewise."

A

6. We commit to ensuring health is viewed as a global common good and working toward strengthening countries' preparedness to future global health events.

"In order to avoid devastating consequences of future pandemics, regain lost ground and attain universal health coverage (UHC) per the 2030 Agenda , we reaffirm our commitment to work in partnership to strengthen health systems worldwide and step up our efforts in pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response under the One Health approach, as well as ensuring that our collective investments and measures to end COVID-19 contribute to enhancing improvements in health systems performance and global health security capacities, including in biosafety and biosecurity."

Japan: B

Matthew Kieffer

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B

1. We will continue to support sanctions against Russia due to their violation of international norms and war of aggression against Ukraine, and will continue to work with Asian and African nations to help them become more receptive to the G7's position.

"We remain steadfast in our commitment to our unprecedented coordinated sanctions measures in response to Russia's war of aggression, the impacts of which will compound over time."

A

2. We will continue to reduce our energy dependence on fossil fuels and accelerate the transition to a circular and net-zero economy, especially in light of the energy dependence many European countries have on Russia.

"Leaders agreed to explore options for decarbonising the energy mix and accelerating the transition from dependency on fossil fuels, as well as for rapidly expanding clean and renewable energy sources and energy efficiency. This includes phasing down coal while increasing the share of renewable energies in the energy mix. Leaders agreed that phasing down unabated coal and scaling up clean and renewable energies needs to be environmentally and socially just, acknowledging contributions by approaches such as circular economy."

"While taking immediate action to secure energy supply and stop the increases in energy prices driven by extraordinary market conditions, we will not compromise our climate and biodiversity goals including the energy transition nor on our commitments to phase out our dependency on Russian energy, including by phasing out or banning the import of Russian coal and oil."

B-

3. We will work to deepen our relationships with African countries in order to collaborate more effectively on global issues, such as climate change, health, the economy and security.

"Guided by the objectives of the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063, we are determined to deepen our partnerships with African countries and organisations in compliance with multilateralism and the rules-based international system"

C+

4. We will continue to support and work to reform the WHO to enable it to be more effective at responding to global health issues, in addition to continuing our monetary and intellectual support for efforts to combat COVID-19.

To limit the emergence of new variants of concern and support the World Health Organisation's (WHO) global and countries' individual vaccination strategies, we stand ready to support strengthening rollout capacities and efforts to increase vaccine confidence and demand in implementing countries, especially to turn vaccines into vaccinations, and endorse the Action Plan on COVID-19 to this end.

B

5. We will support and accelerate efforts at achieving universal healthcare for all and to improve international health regulations.

In order to avoid devastating consequences of future pandemics, regain lost ground and attain universal health coverage (UHC) per the 2030 Agenda , we reaffirm our commitment to work in partnership to strengthen health systems worldwide and step up our efforts in pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response under the One Health approach, as well as ensuring that our collective investments and measures to end COVID-19 contribute to enhancing improvements in health systems performance and global health security capacities, including in biosafety and biosecurity.

United Kingdom: B+

Yana Sadeghi and Kiya Amos-Flom

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B+

1. We will promote health security and prevent future pandemics by expanding the ongoing COVID-19 response to encompass diversified vaccine research, production and financing, particularly through the efforts of ACT-A and its COVAX platform in low and middle-income countries.

"We further commit to support health sovereignty globally through the expansion of sustainable local and regional manufacturing capacity for vaccines, therapeutics, and other essential medical products in developing countries, including through technology transfer hubs, and to strengthen regulatory frameworks critical for equitable access to vaccines and other therapeutics in current and future pandemics."

"In order to avoid devastating consequences of future pandemics, regain lost ground and attain universal health coverage (UHC) per the 2030 Agenda, we reaffirm our commitment to work in partnership to strengthen health systems worldwide and step up our efforts in pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response under the One Health approach, as well as ensuring that our collective investments and measures to end COVID-19 contribute to enhancing improvements in health systems performance and global health security capacities, including in biosafety and biosecurity."

"In sharing these values, we are stronger together and commit to: […] [p]ursuing concerted efforts to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, and improve vaccine distribution and production, as well as our global health architecture for future health crises, with the World Health Organization (WHO) in a central role."

A+

2. We commit to providing a range of economic, humanitarian and defensive military assistance to Ukraine, as well as imposing additional sanctions on Russia and Belarus.

"We will continue to provide financial, humanitarian as well as military support for Ukraine, for as long as it takes."

"We will continue to coordinate efforts to meet Ukraine's urgent requirements for military and defence equipment. We will also continue to coordinate to provide Ukraine with the material, training and logistic, intelligence, and economic support to build up its armed forces."

"We underline our shared commitment to continue to provide substantial and ongoing humanitarian support to those affected by Russia's war, in particular to protect the rights of women and children."

"We remain steadfast in our commitment to our unprecedented coordinated sanctions measures in response to Russia's war of aggression, the impacts of which will compound over time."

A+

3. We will continue to tackle climate change and biodiversity loss as linked challenges, including through our commitments to a 1.5°C pathway, a transition to a net-zero economy and climate neutrality by 2050 at latest.

"In sharing these values, we are stronger together and commit to: […] [i]n the spirit of partnership fighting climate change, preventing environmental degradation and loss of biodiversity, mobilising climate finance and supporting a just, equitable and socially inclusive transformation agenda, ensuring an orderly fair and equitable energy transition, taking into account energy security, national development priorities, viable and affordable technologies, and cooperating closely in the run-up to the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27)."

"We commit to support a Paris-compatible global goal on net-zero emissions from international aviation no later than 2050, to strengthen global efforts to achieve net-zero emissions from international shipping by 2050 at the latest."

"We commit to reduce emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) throughout the life cycle and welcome international efforts and knowledge sharing initiatives in this regard."

"Reaffirming our commitment to the Global Methane Pledge, we will step up efforts to collectively reduce global anthropogenic methane emissions by at least 30 per cent below 2020 levels by 2030."

"To this end, we commit to implementing with others clear policies and strategies to align financial flows with our climate and biodiversity objectives and are committed to mobilising resources from all sources."

"Recognising the necessity of the transition to a 1.5°C pathway and climate neutrality at the latest by 2050, we note with concern that currently neither global climate ambition nor implementation are sufficient to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We aim to establish a Climate Club to support the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement by accelerating climate action and increasing ambition, with a particular focus on the industry sector, thereby addressing risks of carbon leakage for emission intensive goods, while complying with international rules."

"Reaffirming their commitments to the Paris Agreement and the Glasgow Climate Pact to hold the global average temperature increase well below 2°C and resolving to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, Leaders agreed to collaborate with a particular focus on energy policy reforms that accelerate the decarbonisation of economies towards net zero while ensuring universal access to affordable and sustainable energy and delivering socioeconomic benefits and development opportunities in line with the 2030 Agenda, taking into consideration the specific conditions and development priorities of each country."

C+

4. We will work to promote free and fair trade systems as a method towards economic recovery, financial stability and a sustainable and just global economic system.

"In sharing these values, we are stronger together and commit to […] [a]dvocating free, fair, non-discriminatory, rules-based and sustainable trade, alleviating global inequalities, raising standards of living, maintaining open and resilient economies and strengthening the multilateral trading system, including by reforming the World Trade Organization (WTO)"

C

5. We will support sustainable development by increasing access to inclusive education and training, especially in regards to girls' education.

"We commit to: […] [p]romoting gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, including through supporting girls' access to education and by implementing gender mainstreaming across all our policies."

"In sharing these values, we are stronger together and commit to: […] [f]ighting global inequalities and exclusions deepened during the pandemic, pursuing inclusive policies to secure recovery, as well as intensifying our efforts to meet the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda, strengthening the means of implementation and revitalising the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, including by promoting equal partnerships through the G20 Compact with Africa, taking note also of G7 efforts for infrastructure investment."

"Recognising the particular strain multiple crises have put on developing countries we reaffirm our strong commitment to put the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda at the center of our agendas to mainstream sustainable development across all policy priorities."

"We therefore commit to significantly strengthening our efforts to foster continuing education training (CET) with a focus on low skilled adults, as well as those who face systemic barriers. We ask the OECD to monitor this progress."

"We are deeply concerned about the deepening learning crisis generated by emerging conflicts and chronic emergencies worldwide, particularly for the most marginalised learners, and stand steadfast in our commitment to protecting and prioritising girls' education."

"We seek to ensure full, equal and meaningful participation of women and girls in all their diversity as well as LGBTIQ+ persons in politics, economics, education and all other spheres of society, and to consistently mainstream gender equality into all policy areas."

United States: A−

Gabby Regimbal

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B

1. We will commit to monitoring inflation rates and responding with appropriate monetary policies to alleviate negative economic impacts, particularly on the most vulnerable members of society.

"Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine has exacerbated the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis and impeded the recovery that began in the second half of 2021, by dragging down growth, causing significant increases in commodity, energy and food prices, and thereby pushing up inflation to levels not seen for decades in the G7 and beyond, particularly for some emerging markets and developing countries. Against this backdrop, we remain committed to continued coordination to minimise the impact of the war globally, as well as on our own economies and population, including by providing welltargeted support, where necessary."

"In coordination with the IEA, we will explore additional measures to reduce price surges and prevent further impacts on our economies and societies, in the G7 and globally"

A

2. We are committed to upholding international norms and condemning Russia's actions against Ukraine, and will continue to utilize targeted and coordinated sanctions in response.

"We remain steadfast in our commitment to our unprecedented coordinated sanctions measures in response to Russia's war of aggression, the impacts of which will compound over time. We are committed to sustaining and intensifying international economic and political pressure on President Putin's regime and its enablers in Belarus, depriving Russia of the economic means to persist in its war of aggression against Ukraine, and we will continue our targeted use of coordinated sanctions for as long as necessary, acting in unison at every stage. Our use of sanctions is in defence of the rules-based international order that Russia has so egregiously violated. To this end, we endorse the annex on Supporting Ukraine Through Responsible Sanctions Against Russia."

A+

3. We support strong action to tackle climate change, including by halting and reversing biodiversity loss and accelerating the transition to a net-zero economy.

"We recognise that combating climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution requires mobilising private and public, domestic, and international financial resources. To this end, we commit to implementing with others clear policies and strategies to align financial flows G7 Leaders' Communiqué | page 3 with our climate and biodiversity objectives and are committed to mobilising resources from all sources."

"Reaffirming the G7 2030 Nature Compact, we remain committed and will, leading by example, intensify ambitious action to achieve the global mission to halt and reverse biodiversity loss by 2030."

B

4. We will continue to support pandemic preparedness plans in order to coordinate and share vital health information about COVID-19 and any other rising epidemiological concerns.

"We will step up, align, and track our efforts on pandemic preparedness in close cooperation with WHO. In this regard, we acknowledge the criticality of open and timely sharing of health data and biological samples."

B+

5. We will support strengthening cyber security and combating misinformation in order to build resilience to this new form of transnational threats.

"We also commit to further strengthening our internal security in light of transnational threats including those posed by Russia and other authoritarian regimes, particularly in the field of cyber security, illicit finance and law enforcement. To further ensure the security of our citizens, we will intensify our fight against transnational organised crime, including cybercrime and environmental crime, particularly in fragile contexts, in close cooperation with civil society and international actors such as Interpol and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime."

"We are stronger together and commit to … fighting corruption, illicit financial flows, organised crime, cybercrimes and other illicit activities, including through enhanced beneficial ownership transparency; "

"Building resilience against malign foreign interference and acts of transnational repression that seek to undermine trust in government, society and media, reduce civic space and silence critical voice."

European Union: B

Meagan Byrd

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B

1. We acknowledge the disproportionate challenges women and girls faced because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We call on the participation of governments, multilateral organizations, and other private sector stakeholders to take meaningful steps for inclusion in the recovery process.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected women and girls and has highlighted the essential role of care work – both paid and unpaid – for the functioning of our societies and economies, but also as a key cause of gender inequalities due to its unequal distribution. It is of paramount importance to recognise, reduce, and redistribute unpaid care work, and to reward paid care work adequately, guaranteeing care workers representation."

A−

2. We call on Russia to end its invasion of Ukraine, which is an unprovoked and illegal aggression of their sovereignty. The war has infringed on the rules-based international order, displacing millions of Ukrainians across the country and the world.

"As Russia is waging its unjustifiable, unprovoked and illegal war against Ukraine, we call on China to press Russia to immediately comply with the legally binding order of the International Court of Justice of 16 March 2022 and to abide by the relevant resolutions of the UN General Assembly and stop its military aggression – and immediately and unconditionally withdraw its troops from Ukraine."

"We remain appalled by and continue to condemn the brutal, unprovoked, unjustifiable and illegal war of aggression against Ukraine by Russia and aided by Belarus. We condemn and will not recognise Russia's continued attempts to re-draw borders by force."

F

3. We affirm our belief that cutting edge scientific research is to the benefit of all, and we support the scientists standing up for freedom of research.

 

A+

4. We recognize how the challenges of the past few years have created setbacks in global development. We reaffirm our commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

"Reaffirming the G7 2030 Nature Compact, we remain committed and will, leading by example, intensify ambitious action to achieve the global mission to halt and reverse biodiversity loss by 2030."

"We highlight the increased urgency to act to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by around 43 per cent by 2030, relative to the 2019 level, in light of the latest findings of the IPCC, in order to limit global warming to 1.5 °C. As a response and in the run up to COP 27, we commit to urgent, ambitious, and inclusive action in this decade and urge others to do so as well."

"We will fully play our part in urgently implementing the Glasgow Climate Pact. We strongly support and recall its request to Parties to revisit and strengthen the 2030 targets in their Nationally-Determined Contributions (NDCs) as necessary to align with the Paris Agreement temperature goal by the end of 2022. We urge all countries – especially major emitters – whose 2030 NDC targets are not yet aligned, to increase their ambition and align 2030 NDC targets with a 1.5 °C pathway well before COP 27."

"In order to avoid devastating consequences of future pandemics, regain lost ground and attain universal health coverage (UHC) per the 2030 Agenda"

B

5. We commit to joint research and collaboration to address mis-, dis- and mal-information and activity online. We reaffirm our commitment to the Declaration of the Future of the Internet.

"To halt democratic backsliding and undermining of our fundamental values, we will coordinate closely across the G7 and with our partners to strengthen democracies and our institutions against disinformation, including foreign information manipulation. In light of Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine, we remain committed and enhance our cooperation through the G7 Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) in order to protect our democratic systems and open societies from foreign threats, such as information manipulation and interference, including disinformation. We welcome the immediate response by the G7 RRM, including its collaboration with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, in establishing a multi-stakeholder crisis network comprised of G7 governments, social media platforms and civil society to support the integrity of the Ukrainian information environment in the face of Russia's unprecedented information war."

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