The spotlight has firmly been on Cornwall – the proud home of gasworld – as well as the Covid-19 recovery and sustainability as a number of world leaders have convened in person for the first time in two years at the G7 Summit 2021.

gasworld is located less than 20 miles away from the site of the summit, Carbis Bay (pictured).

Leaders from the UK, US, Japan, Italy, Germany, France and Canada have all been discussing major global issues, with the eyes of the world’s press all on those proceedings and the stunning backdrop to which they are being held.

Those issues include the impact of Covid-19 around the world and the roll-out of the required vaccines, whilst the G7 is also aware of the huge need for oxygen to help save lives now and in the near future.

gasworld again takes this opportunity to thank all our industry players across the globe for their support and efforts on the frontline of this very cause.

Among the other key topics for discussion at the G7 Summit 2021 is climate change and decarbonisation – another critical issue that the industrial gases industry is at the very heart of, with its expertise, solutions and increasing efforts in areas such as hydrogen energy, carbon capture and utilisation (CCUS) and even alternative energies such as LNG and biomethane.

Read more: World Environment Day – The importance of hydrogen for decarbonisation

Read more: World Environment Day – The importance of CCUS for decarbonisation

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the media that G7 leaders are assembled today (Sunday 13th) for the third and final day of the summit to talk climate change and ‘building back greener’ and called on those nations to step up their commitments to climate financing, low-carbon transport and protecting biodiversity.

It comes as celebrated naturalist Sir David Attenborough opened the day’s discussions and reportedly said in a pre-recorded speech, “the decisions we make in this decade are the most important in human history.”

Read more: World Environment Day – The importance of biomethane for decarbonisation

Areas surrounding the Carbis Bay locations, as well as other key sites across the county for the world’s press, have been subject to a range of (peaceful) protests and environmental activism. There has also been a striking art installation in the dunes of St Ives Bay, within site of the G7 Summit location, titled ‘Mount Recyclemore’. The sculpture – made of discarded electronic waste – depicts the faces of the respective G7 leaders (pictured below) and aims to draw attention to the subject of e-waste across the globe.

With the G7 Summit 2021 drawing to an imminent close, gasworld thanks the UK Government and PM Boris Johnson for bringing the stage to Cornwall – and showing the world that there is much more to the county than Poldark, pasties and clotted cream!