- May 26, 2023
- May 26, 2023
The G7 summit in Hiroshima, Japan, had an extensive agenda to work on. Russia’s war against Ukraine and the fight against climate change stood out among the thematic priorities. Even though the heads of state and government of the leading economic nations had some controversial debates, they agreed on a number of concrete results in the final declaration. Increasingly, the G7 is being called upon to take the interests of the global South into account. Countries like India, Brazil and South Africa are increasingly gaining international relevance, but are often still underrepresented in the established formats of the democratic West. This area of tension accompanies the G7 and requires a viable solution.
Where does the international community stand in the second year of the Ukraine war and is there an approach to solving this global challenge? Do we still see too little progress in the fight against climate change? What is the balance sheet of the results of G7 summits in recent years in terms of their impact? How can the G7 be more effective in responding to demands and interests of the global South? Podcast hosts Julia Friedlander, Atlantik-Brücke, and Stormy-Annika Mildner, Aspen Institute Germany, discuss these questions with Ulrike Franke, senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) in Paris, and Roland Nelles, chief correspondent and bureau chief of the news magazine Der Spiegel in Washington, D.C.