On the 25/26th June leaders gathered in Canada for the G8 and G20 summits to discuss issues such as poverty, finance and climate change. Since the Copenhagen summit in December 2009 climate change and international aid have dropped down the agenda with many countries struggling to balance the books during a global recession. Amongst other things, the G8 restated their commitment to cutting carbon emissions by 50% globally by 2050, hopefully avoiding a temperature rise more than 2°C. They also restated their commitment to building low carbon societies. On the development front, funding was announced for projects aiming to improve maternal health during pregnancy and childbirth and to reduce child mortality. There is still much more work to be done. The Converging World is a partner of tcktcktck – a campaign for climate justice.