22 May 2023 – From May 19-21, the G7 heads of state met in Hiroshima, Japan to discuss pressing global issues including Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine, economic resilience, and climate change. In their final Communiqué, the G7 Leaders emphasized “the transformative power of cities worldwide as drivers for every aspect of sustainable development” and committed to continue their cooperation with cities on sustainable urban development “to support exchanges with our global partners, whose cities face some of the most significant challenges relating to climate change”. The G7 Leaders also recognized “the vital role of sub-national governments in collaboration with other stakeholders and partners to advance climate and energy actions based on local needs and environmental conditions.“

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