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The Group of Eight (G8) is an international forum for the governments of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States to discuss issues of common concern. Though the Group's origins date back to the early 1970s, it did not become the Group of Eight until 1997 when Russia formally joined.
Among other attendees at the Kobe meeting are representatives of the European Commission, China, India, Brazil and South Africa.
For more information on the G8 Environment Ministers Meeting: www.env.go.jp/earth/g8/en/