Vaccine equity and tackling climate change top Anglican leaders' hopes for G7

Biden at the 2021 G7 Summit: Live updates

Dr Tedros Adhanom, director general of the World Health Organisation, said: "We welcome the Carbis Bay Health Declaration, particularly as the world begins to recover and rebuild from the Covid-19 pandemic".

On the other hand, in the context of the summit, the White House national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, has indicated that the leaders of the G7 "will endorse" the proposal of the president of the United States, Joe Biden, to "establish at least a global minimum tax of 15%".

The G7 nations will promise a billion doses of Covid-19 vaccine to help poorer countries tackle the pandemic, with Mr Johnson promising at least 100 million surplus doses from the United Kingdom over the coming year.

G7 leaders meeting at the seaside resort of Carbis Bay in Cornwall, southwest England, are also expected to outline more help for developing nations to build up infrastructure, as a counterpoint to the debt-fuelled spending by China in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

After an opening session on "building back better" from Covid-19, the leaders spent the evening at a reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Cornwall's Eden Project, a renowned attraction showcasing the world's ecological riches.

China to allow couples to have three children to boost birthrate
Bloomberg Economics estimates the slowdown in population growth means the world's most populous country could peak before 2025. Also on Monday, the politburo said it would phase-in delays in the country's retirement ages but did not provide any details.

Group of Seven (G7) foreign ministers began their consultations in early May to discuss Western pushback against Russian Federation and China, the Coronavirus, economic recovery and climate change.

The world's leading democracies gathered in Cornwill will agree to the "Carbis Bay Declaration", promising a series of measures created to prevent a repeat of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The steps to prevent future pandemics include slashing the time taken to develop and license vaccines, treatments and diagnostics for any future disease to under 100 days.

As part of the pact the G7 will boost genomic sequencing capacity, and support reforms to strengthen the World Health Organization (WHO).

G7 leaders are to commit to using all their resources in an effort to ensure the devastation caused by a pandemic like Covid-19 is never repeated.

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