Climate change, which first appeared on the summit agenda of the Group of Seven (G7) in its own right in 1985, disappeared the following year. The 1986 Tokyo Summit’s references to pollution, natural resource management, and environmental measurement were the closest it had come to addressing climate change. However, unlike the long sabbatical from 1980 to 1984, climate change returned the year after Tokyo. The 1987 G7 Venice Summit (the second held in Venice) dealt with the issue as part of a stand-alone list of environmental issues that included environmental measurement, technological innovation, and stratospheric ozone depletion. Venice also marked the second time the leaders issued a concrete climate-related commitment in their communiqué.