Germany is one of the world’s most globalized countries. Its prosperity depends largely on developments that cannot be controlled at the national level alone. In order to participate in shaping globalization and continue to benefit from it, Germany must engage actively in global governance.
The G7 promotes close cooperation between the leading industrialized countries. It is more than a club of leading economic powers: the G7 states also share interests and values. The G7 will remain an important format for shaping globalization.
G7 Summit in Japan: Industrialised Countries Commit to World Trade and Decarbonisation
- In Japan the G7 states reiterated their commitment to globalisation and free trade. They were unable to agree on a global regulatory framework for CO2 trading. Under the Italian Presidency in 2017 the G7 need to demonstrate strong leadership.
Pillar of Global Governance: BDA, BDI, and DIHK Assume German B20 Presidency
- The German government has asked the leading German business organisations to conduct the official G20 business dialogue for the German G20 presidency in 2017. Dr. Jürgen Heraeus will chair the B20 under the German presidency.
B20 Coalition calls for G20 to address Resource Efficiency
- On the occasion of their 3rd Plenary Meeting, the leaders of the B20 Coalition met to discuss future strategies for the global business community and announced Resource Efficiency as a new priority for the Coalition and as a follow-up to the work accomplished by the group in the field of Digital...