techUK’s recommendations for UK’s G7 Presidency

Following a year of unprecedented disruption for the societies and economies of the world, working together to build back better and find common solutions is more important than ever.

As 2021 acts as a cornerstone year for the United Kingdom to drive the conversation about what comes next with our European and global partners, techUK, the leading technology trade organisation, today launches a paper outlining the recommendations for UK’s G7 Presidency.

The paper states that to effectively recover from the pandemic and increase its economic resilience, the UK should work with the G7 partners to encourage firms to put technology adoption at the centre of their plans for the recovery. However, meaningful policy changes are first needed towards:

  • Putting digitalisation at the heart of the economic recovery efforts and funding;
  • Maximising the potential of digital solutions in the fight against climate change;
  • Promoting modern digital trade rules.

By hosting the G7 Leaders’ Summit in June and COP26 in November, the UK can shape these crucial policy directions and support a global economic recovery.

techUK calls upon the UK Government to seek support for these policy actions and their inclusion in the G7 statement.

 

Julian David, CEO of techUK, said:

For an industry that operates across multiple markets around the world, international cooperation among policymakers and regulators has always been absolutely crucial. Even more so now, when we need to make use of the latest technological innovation to supercharge our economy, skill our people and protect our planet.

Julian David

techUK

This techUK set of recommendations is meant to serve as a practical guide as the UK government looks to address the biggest challenges of our time in partnership with our like-minded partners. We look forward to working with the government, as well as our sister organisations in the G7 countries to drive an ambitious agenda of international cooperation forward.

Julian David

techUK

 

 

Sabina Ciofu

Sabina Ciofu

Head of EU and Trade Policy , techUK

Sabina leads techUK's international policy and engagement. Based in Brussels, she manages our EU policy priorities as well as our international trade agenda.

Sabina leads techUK’s engagement with the European Union institutions, as well as the EU Member States. Outside of the EU, her work is focused on key trade partners, such as the USA and Japan, as well as key international organisations, such as the WTO and the OECD. Previously, she worked as Policy Advisor in the European Parliament for almost a decade, where she specialised in tech regulation, international trade and EU-US relations.

Sabina is the founder of the Gentlewomen’s Club, co-organiser of the Young Professionals in Digital Policy and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community, where she has led several youth civic engagement and gender equality projects.

She holds an MA in War Studies from King’s College London and a BA in Classics from the University of Cambridge.

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