CAD 3.8 bn to provide quality education to Canadians
G7 leaders discussed ways to combat climate change and the importance of investing in clean energy.
As part of its 2018 G7 presidency, Canada has put forward a progressive agenda that reflects our values and ambitions. This week, G7 leaders gathered in the Charlevoix region of Quebec to find concrete solutions to urgent global challenges - solutions that will make a real difference in the lives of people in our countries and around the world.
Canada, together with the European Union, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and the World Bank, announced an investment of nearly CAD 3.8 billion to provide quality education to Canadians women and girls living in crisis, conflict or fragile states. This is the biggest investment of its kind ever made. Education plays a vital role in the struggle for equality. It gives women and girls the tools they need to make their own decisions about their future and live their own lives.
Throughout the Summit, leaders discussed the future of the economy. They underscored their shared responsibility to create sustainable economic growth that benefits the greatest number of people, especially those at risk of being left behind.
They signed the Charlevoix Declaration on Equality and Economic Growth which reinforces the common commitment to fight poverty, achieve gender equality, reduce income inequality and provide better access to financial resources for people to earn a good living.
They also made the commitment to put forward a common vision for the future of artificial intelligence, in addition to promoting innovative modes of financing that promote international development as well as gender equality and gender equality. empowerment of women.
G7 leaders discussed ways to combat climate change and the importance of investing in clean energy and protecting our oceans and our coastal communities. Recognizing that plastic is a major threat to our oceans, five countries have agreed to adopt the Ocean Plastics Charter, which demonstrates our common resolve to eliminate plastic pollution.
This is a positive step for the environment as well as for businesses, which will make gains by reducing their costs associated with the use of plastics. Building on this initiative, Canada will invest CAD 100 million to eliminate plastic pollution and marine litter in the world's oceans.
G7 leaders agreed on the Charlevoix Action Plan for Healthy Oceans and Seas and Resilient Coastal Communities, which will promote sustainable oceans and fisheries and the resilience of coastal and coastal communities. Canada will invest CAD 162 million for these purposes, in addition to preserving the health and resilience of our oceans and coasts.