G7 Leaders meet in United Kingdom

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An important political meeting has taken place in the United Kingdom.

The meeting, called the G7, is an informal grouping of seven of the world’s advanced economies: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union. However, this year a number of other countries, including Australia, India and South Africa were also invited.

During the three days of meetings a number of topics were discussed.

Top of the list was a plan to share Covid vaccines with other nations, which British Prime Minster Boris Johnson says is a “big step towards vaccinating the world.”

Climate change was also high on the leaders’ to-do list. An agreement was made to get rid of coal-fired power stations that don’t use carbon capture technology. There was also a promise to help poorer countries cut emissions and a plan to support a ‘green revolution’.

There was also an agreement to help young girls around the world. Leaders agreed that within the next five years they would help 40 million girls get into education.

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