The G7 summit is set to start in Biarritz today. French President Emmanuel Macron is suggesting putting the Amazon fires on the summit's agenda.
Macron will lead talks by leaders of the world's major economies on a wide range of topics, from tension over Iran to protests in Hong Kong and the bleak outlook for the world economy.
But the main theme of this year's meeting will be the fight against global inequality. France has deployed more than 13,000 police to protect the gathering.