G7 Presidency Programme - “Progress for a Just World”


Berlin, January 21, 2022 - Germany has held the presidency of the G7 since January 1, 2022. “Progress for a just world” – that is the goal that the German G7 Presidency has set itself in its programme.

Five major goals of Germany's G7 Presidency
Five major goals of Germany's G7 Presidency© German Government

Its climax is the summit of the G7 heads of state and government. It takes place from June 26th to 28th in Schloss Elmau.

Priorities of the German G7 Agenda

Progress for a just world – this goal should guide the work of the G7 and be based on five fields of action.

The Federal Government wants to build on the results of previous presidencies, but at the same time set its own priorities and initiate new models of cooperation to tackle global challenges:

  1. Sustainable Planet

    As a pioneer and by creating strong alliances, the G7 will work to protect the climate, environment and biodiversity and to accelerate the global energy Transition.

    As the G7 Presidency, Germany would like to initiate the establishment of an open, cooperative “Climate Club”.

    The aim is to move forward together in a socially just transformation and to give international climate protection a decisive boost.

  2. Economic stability and transformation

    The Federal Government is firmly convinced that ecologically and socially just transformation and economic prosperity can go hand in hand.

    The common focus on a sustainable economic recovery and inclusive growth is therefore important to us.

  3. Living healthy

    Germany would like to continue and expand the pioneering role of the G7 in the commitment to prevent and combat pandemics and to advance an improved international health architecture.

    In order to achieve the World Health Organization (WHO) goal of vaccinating 70 percent of the world's population against the coronavirus by mid-2022, the global vaccination campaign must be accelerated substantially.

  4. Investing in a better future

    Germany would like to use its G7 presidency to advance international cooperation for sustainable development in line with the 2030 Agenda.

    In view of the enormous investment needs of emerging and developing countries worldwide, the G7 is to play a stronger global role in promoting socially, economically and ecologically sustainable infrastructure and the corresponding framework conditions with an infrastructure initiative.

    In view of the serious setbacks caused by the pandemic, we also want to work towards concrete progress in achieving global development goals.

    A special focus should be on food security and education for girls.

  5. Strong Cohesion

    Germany would like to use its presidency for a strong commitment to social justice, equality and inclusive digitization.

    At the same time, it would like to strengthen the role of the G7 as a bridge builder and mediator for peace and security.

    Based on common values, we want to take a clear position in international crises and initiate solutions for implementation by the international community.

    We will vigorously defend compliance with international law and the multilateral rule-based order.

Background Information

The G7 Presidency is a year-round work process.

The meetings of the G7 ministers, which take place alongside the summit meeting of the heads of state and government, play a central role in this.

In addition, guest countries and representatives of selected international organizations are regularly invited to the G7 summit.

Germany, together with the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council, will continue to advance and shape the monitoring of the G7's equality goals.

The Federal Chancellor will also conduct a comprehensive dialogue with civil society.

To this end, he will come together with non-governmental actors from business (Business7), non-governmental organizations (Civil7), trade unions (Labour7), science (Science7), think tanks (Think7), women (Women7) and youth (Youth7).

(Source: https://www.g7germany.de/g7-en/)

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