French President Emmanuel Macron put climate change high on the summit's agenda, which also includes discussions on inequality.
The fraying of the alliance between the United States and Western Europe has been a longtime Russian goal.
In their May 27th declaration, the leaders of the G7 commit for the first time to cutting near-term warming by phasing down short-lived super pollutants black carbon, methane, and HFCs.
"A lot of the proposals that he's made display either ignorance of world affairs or a cavalier attitude."
"Globally coordinated stimulus and cooperative exchange-rate management look a distant prospect amid deep G-7 divisions," said
The G7 summit was a key moment for leaders to take decisive action to end millions of preventable maternal and child deaths by 2030. We can reach this ambitious goal, but only if leaders make bold political and financial commitments to ending preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths for good.
The old disparity between Old Economy and Green Economy must be addressed. What will the future look like once we have faced the challenges of dwindling resources?
The G7 Foreign Ministers can take a leading role in avoiding the increased weakening and even total collapse of states and societies threatened by fragility challenges. As evidence demonstrates, one does not need to reinvent the wheel for this.
Take a look at HuffPost's report here on what to expect for the trip. World leaders are expected to reaffirm these commitments
This past weekend at the G7 Summit in Rome, Japan's Minister of Finance Soichi Nakagawa appeared drunk, reports Times Online
Group of Seven finance chiefs vowed to tackle a "severe" economic downturn that will persist for most of 2009 without spelling