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Official G7 Germany: the Schloss Elmau Summit eBook launch

June 1, 2015

Toronto, ON – G7 Germany: The Schloss Elmau Summit, an official eBook authorised by the federal government of Germany for the G7 Summit,  produced by the G7 Research Group at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Trinity College, University of Toronto and edited by John Kirton and Madeline Koch, ­ launched on 26 May. With exclusive and insightful perspectives from government leaders and influential figures, the book and accompanying website ( provide the definitive source of knowledge on all the matters surrounding this year¹s agenda.

This edition includes forewords from:

  • German chancellor Angela Merkel; and
  • President of the European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker.

Editorial contributors come from a wide range of high-calibre organisations, including:

  • Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank;
  • Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations;
  • Winnie Byanyima, International Executive Director of Oxfam;
  • Angel Gurría, Secretary General of the OECD; and
  • Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the World Food Programme.

G7 Germany: The Schloss Elmau Summit ­ produced by Newsdesk Media ­ provides in-depth explorations of current views on every aspect of the summit, including: the post-2015 sustainable development targets; the continuing role of the G7 for sustaining growth in the world¹s economy; the ongoing challenges around energy and commodities; global health governance; growth and jobs; trade and investment; food security; climate change and environmental sustainability; foreign policy, peace and security; and international taxation standards.

G7 Germany: The Schloss Elmau Summit is now available to view online at the G7 Information Centre and

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For information about the G7 Research Group, contact: Madeline Koch, Managing Director, G7 Research Group Tel: +1-416-588-3833 or +44-77-0007-5833 SMS: +1-416-418-9532 or +44-77-0007-5833

For more information about G7 Germany: The Schloss Elmau Summit, contact: Barry Davies, Editor in Chief, Newsdesk Media Tel: 02076501600