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The second business day Group of Eight summit will be devoted to global warming

July 8 2008

In Japan today launched the second business day summit of the Group of Eight. Pass it in the classic format - without invited leaders of other countries. At the heart of taking off on Tuesday, will have global climate change, global financial, economic and acute international problems. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will hold several bilateral meetings.

Summit organizers hope that a breakthrough on the environmental front will allow the summit in Hokkaido, to make history, and therefore proposed the ambitious goal of halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Meanwhile, the previous agreement - the Kyoto Protocol - has not yet ratified the United States - one of the major air pollutants.

Also today, the "eight" will discuss at least the global problems and challenges of the modern economy, including those associated with high oil prices, instability of the global financial system, the problem of food markets. By tradition, the meeting will devote much time on international security issues.

Dmitry Medvedev, George Bush, Nicolas Sarkozy, Angela Merkel, Silvio Berlusconi, Gordon Brown, Stephen Harper, and Fukuda will meet today at two meetings and working lunches.

The president, Dmitry Medvedev, in addition to working sessions are scheduled today two bilateral meetings - with the host of the summit Yasuo Fukuda and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, according to "News"

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