- Title: WRAP: G7 ends with global vaccine, climate finance boost and tea with the queen
- Date: 13th June 2021
- Summary: FALMOUTH, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JUNE 13, 2021) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) OXFAM HEAD OF INEQUALITY POLICY, MAX LAWSON, SAYING: "We're bitterly disappointed to see the lack of action that's needed. This is seven of the most powerful countries in the world, you know, what they do matters, and when they decide to do very little and look at spin instead of substance, to cook the books, to cook the planet, then that's just not good enough so yes we're really disappointed they could have done a lot more and they failed." FALMOUTH, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JUNE 13, 2021) (REUTERS) POLICE LIAISON OFFICERS WATCHING PROTESTERS MARCHING PROTESTERS MARCHING VARIOUS OF POLICE OFFICERS WATCHING ON VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS HOLDING BANNER IN FRONT OF POLICE OFFICERS UNIDENTIFIED PROTESTER SAYING (English): "We are living in a police state and they are taking away our rights to protest against it." POLICE HANDCUFFS SIGN READING (English): "DEFUND THE POLICE" / PROTESTER TURNING SIGN TO READ (English): "G7 POLICING Â£70,000,000+. DEFYING TOTALITARIANISM: PRICELESS" PROTESTER WAVING BLACK FLAG / POLICE OFFICER PROTESTER GESTURING THROUGH HOLE IN BANNER PROTESTERS GATHERED
- Embargoed: 27th June 2021 17:37
- Keywords: David Attenborough G7 Group of Seven climate change global warming
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- City: VARIOUS LOCATIONS
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Europe,Government/Politics,Editors' Choice
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- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A HIGHLIGHTS WRAP OF FOOTAGE THAT HAS ALREADY MOVED. IT DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY FRESH MATERIAL
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The three-day G7 summit drew to a close on Sunday (June 13) with leaders promising to tackle China's growing influence, fight climate change, get more COVID-19 jabs to poor countries and keep up their economic stimulus programmes.
The summit was the first by the leaders of the United States, Japan, Germany, Britain, France, Italy and Canada since Joe Biden became U.S. president.
Amongst the pledges made, the G7 said it would meet a long overdue funding pledge of $100 billion a year by rich countries to help poorer ones cut emissions and cope with global warming. Aid campaigners said the promises remained vague and could undermine efforts for a new global deal to cut emissions later this year.
The G7 also promised to halt and reverse biodiversity loss by 2030.
Leaders agreed to donate 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses over the next year to poorer countries. But the United Nations said more was needed and campaigners said the pledge showed the G7 was not yet on top of tackling the crisis.
After the historic economic slump of 2020, the G7 leaders agreed to continue their huge support programmes "for as long as is necessary" and avoid the mistakes of the past when stimulus had been scaled back too early.
Despite the progress made, tensions between London and other European capitals flared again. Britain's Boris Johnson said he would do "whatever it takes" to protect the territorial integrity of the United Kingdom.
Biden and his wife Jill had tea with Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle at the end of the summit and as he wraps up the British leg of his first international trip since taking office.
(Production: Paul Warren, Tara Oakes, Louisa Naks)
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