Progress for a just world

It has been seven years since Germany's last G7 presidency, when the G7 countries collectively committed to the Elmau goal of lifting 500 million people out of hunger and malnutrition by 2030. Now, another summit under the German G7 presidency is scheduled to take place at Schloss Elmau. "Progress for a just world" is the goal with which the presidency was assumed at the beginning of the year. New impulses for achieving the 2015 Commitment are up for discussion. Global challenges such as the climate crisis and pandemics remain on the agenda. In view of the changed world situation and Russia's war against Ukraine, another crisis is coming into focus. Now all eyes are on the upcoming summit meeting.

Svenja Schulze, German Development Minister, outlines the priorities of the G7 development ministers. Carin Smaller, former IISD and now Executive Director at Shamba Centre for Food & Climate, takes stock: From Elmau then to now, and "Beyond Elmau". Ms. Berns, head of the sub-department "International Cooperation, World Food Supply" at the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, reports on the G7 agricultural line. In the interview Julia Harnal for Business7 and Matthias Mogge for Civil7 as well as Anna-Katharina Hornidge for Think7 give further impulses. In addition, Shivani Kannabhiran, OECD Centre for Responsible Business Conduct, informs about the G7 Sustainable Supply Chains Initiative.

"With the new Federal Government, Germany will not only remain a reliable partner for global development, but will also expand its political commitment. We have a lot to catch up on in order to achieve the goals of the 2030 Development Agenda. As the richest countries on our planet, the G7 have a special responsibility in tackling the Corona pandemic and climate change, and they must show global solidarity with the poorest."

- Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

German G7 Presidency from different perspectives

The priorities of the German G7 agenda are: Sustainable Planet, Economic Stability and Transformation, Healthy Living, Investing in a Better Future and Strong Cooperation. Science, the private sector, civil society and politics discuss the priorities of the G7 countries.

What are the priorities of the G7 agriculture ministers? Cornelia Berns, Head of the Directorate for International Cooperation and World Food Affairs at the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) on the importance of sustainable and deforestation-free agricultural supply chains and the promotion of investments in research and innovation.

Many different crises are being negotiated in Elmau. What does this mean for governmental action? Anna-Katharina Hornidge is co-manager of Think7 – the association of leading think tanks. She also sees the summit as an opportunity to make a big splash. An interview by journalist Jan Rübel.

The Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) brings together stakeholders from the public and private sectors to develop benchmarking criteria that support organisations achieve additional levels of supply chain due diligence. An interview with Shivani Kannabhiran, Manager Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Centre for Responsible Business Conduct.

Weiterführende Links

Global Alliance for Food Security

 

Communiqué of the German Development Ministers

G7 Development Ministers Meeting Communique 2022 (bmz.de)

 

Communiqué of the Federal Ministers of Agriculture

G7 Agricultural Ministers Meeting Communique 2022_de (bmel.de)

G7 Agricultural Ministers Meeting Communique 2022_en (bmel.de)

 

Communiqué of the Business7 Summit

B7 Germany Communiqué 2022_en (bdi.eu)

 

Communiqué of the Civil7 Summit

C7 Germany Communiqué 2022_en (civil7.org)

 

Communiqué of the Think7 Summit

T7 Germany Communiqué 2022_en (think7.org)