A lengthening G-7 shadow over the G-20 was apparent in Rome
A return of major decisions to a club of seven would not augur well for international cooperation
The 16th G-20 Summit was held in Rome on 30-31 October 2021 at a time the covid pandemic was still rampant. Its success hinged on what action G-20 leaders would take on the various recommendations made by groups it had tasked, and the commitments made in the Rome G-20 Health Ministers’ Declaration on pandemic response. Action on climate change was the other important area on which the success of the Rome summit hinged.