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Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas took part in the Think7 Inception Conference

The conference was held in the context of Germany’s G7 Presidency in 2022.

G7 flags on poles. Left to right: Japan, USA, France, Germany, UK, Italy, Canada and EU

'G7 Summit flags' via Flickr. Photo: Crown Copyright. Credit: Georgina Coupe.

Professor Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas, Jean Monnet Chair in EU International Economic Law at Queen Mary University of London, was invited to be part of a group of experts from the G7 countries to develop research-based policy recommendations that should support G7 negotiations in working groups and ministerial meetings in preparation for the Leaders’ Summit.

“In the Think7 group, leading think tanks from the G7 countries work together with civil society and business to develop proposals for forward-looking agreements between the G7 member states. Besides short-term responses such as providing vaccines or financial support programs in the G7 countries and beyond, this responsibility also implies stewardship for longer-term systemic transformations that generate an environmentally sustainable, socially just and resilient recovery in a multilateral system.”



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