Priorities of the German G7 Presidency A climate-neutral and socially just economic recovery

In order for development to be sustainable, the economic recovery must go hand in hand with social justice. As part of the German G7 Presidency, the BMZ is lobbying for a just transition as a guiding vision for the global transition to socially and environmentally sustainable economies.

Bags of coffee in Kenya's largest coffee roasting plant

Bags of coffee in Kenya's largest coffee roasting plant

Bags of coffee in Kenya's largest coffee roasting plant

To achieve that, the necessary climate, environmental and energy policy measures need to be made socially equitable. The BMZ is therefore engaged in efforts such as scaling up social protection systems, promoting decent jobs in green industries that are relevant for the future, and realising socially and environmentally sustainable supply chains. Together with our G7 partners, we also want to contribute towards making financing sustainable and transparent, and towards reducing the debt burden for the countries of the South in particular.


UN Commission on Human Rights calls on G7 to strengthen human rights and en­viron­mental protection in global supply chains

Cover Sustainable Global Supply Chains: G7 Leadership on UNGP Implementation

Sustainable Global Supply Chains: G7 Leadership on UNGP Implementation

Report by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights for the 2022 German Presidency of the G7

File type PDF | Date of status 03/2022 | File size 840 KB, Pages 70 Pages

The BMZ asked the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to prepare a report that will serve the German G7 Presidency as input and identify opportunities for the G7 to promote sustainable supply chains.

The report looks at the G7’s commitment to date, in particular with regard to the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, outlines international trends and developments, and then goes on to make recommendations for further ambitious implementation of the UN Guiding Principles by the G7.

The report comes to the conclusion that the sustainable transformation of global supply chains is a matter of top priority for the G7 in order to promote sustainable development worldwide, combat climate change and ensure a globally equitable economic recovery.

The BMZ will discuss the recommendations made by the report with the other G7 countries and will work to bring about ambitious implementation of the UN Guiding Principles by the G7.