As the world heals from the Covid-19 pandemic, the G7 conference in Cornwall has begun, with Boris Johnson pushing other leaders to "build back better."
The prime minister of the United Kingdom stated that it was critical to learn from the "mistakes" of the 2008 financial crisis and address the "scar" of inequality, reports the BBC.
As they convened in the seaside resort of Carbis Bay, the leaders stood for the usual "family photograph."
The summit's agenda also includes the distribution of Covid vaccinations.
Johnson is hosting US President Joe Biden, as well as the leaders of France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Canada, for the three-day meeting.
In his opening remarks at the main round-table discussions, Johnson said that, as the world recovered from the pandemic, it was important to "level up across our societies" and "build back better".
He added: "I actually think that we have a huge opportunity to that because, as G7, we are united in our vision for a cleaner, greener world, a solution to the problems of climate change."
The prime minister also said it was "vital that we don't repeat the mistakes of the last great crisis - the last great economic recession of 2008 - when the recovery was not uniform across all parts of society".
It was important for the world economy to rebuild in a "more equal and... in a more gender-neutral and perhaps a more feminine way" after the huge damage caused by coronavirus.