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Given the pandemic, we may need to make sure we don’t repeat some of the mistakes we have undoubtedly made over the past 18 months or so. And we need to make sure we allow our economies to recover now.

And I think they have the potential to recover very much. There are many reasons for optimism, but it is important that we not repeat the mistake of the last great crisis, the last great recession in 2008, when the recovery did not go through all parts of society.

And I think what went wrong with this pandemic, or at risk of being a permanent scar, is that inequalities can solidify. And we need to make sure that as we relax, we move up and rebuild better in our societies.

And I actually think that we have a huge chance to do so, because as the G7 we are united in our vision of a cleaner, greener world, a solution to the problems of climate change. And in these ideas, in these technologies that we are all tackling together, I believe that there is the potential to create many, many millions of highly paid and highly qualified jobs.

And I think that’s what the people of our countries want to focus on now. They wanted to be sure that we would defeat the pandemic together, discuss that we will never have a repetition of what we have seen, but also that we build better together and build greener and fairer, and more equitable, more gender neutral and maybe more feminine again build – how about that?

So these are some of the goals we have ahead of us at Carbis Bay.



Robert Dunfee