G8 Evian Action Plan on Health

Sectors : Adaptation, Mitigation and low carbon growth, Transparency and accountability, Institutional development, Health and technology, Energy, climate change and technology, International partnerships and support for Pan-African institutions, Peace-building and peacekeeping, Employment and Training, Gender and economic opportunity, General health and health funding, Sustainable development, Health systems, medicines and regulation, Polio, HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB, Climate change financing, Climate change technology and research, Education capacity
Date made: 
2003

Commitments

Commitments in: Governance - Transparency and accountability

“Article 4...

...10. The Parties shall, in accordance with Article 10, take into consideration in the implementation of the commitments of the Convention the situation of Parties, particularly developing country Parties, with economies that are vulnerable to the adverse effects of the implementation of measures to respond to climate change. This applies notably to Parties with economies that are highly dependent on income generated from the production, processing and export, and/or consumption of fossil fuels and associated energy-intensive products and/or the use of fossil fuels for which such Parties have serious difficulties in switching to alternatives.”
 

Scope: 
International

“A new EU 2020 strategy

17. The EU faces important structural challenges. This is why the Lisbon strategy was launched ten years ago. This strategy has been useful in setting a framework for strengthening European competitiveness and encouraging structural reform. The time has now come to evaluate the impact of the Lisbon strategy and, above all, to look ahead...

19. At the same time the European Council calls for a new reflection on the methodology to be used; a more efficient and transparent governance structure is needed, geared towards reaching tangible results...”
 

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Technology - Health and technology

“4. Fighting Diseases Mostly Affecting Developing Countries

We will encourage research into diseases affecting mostly developing countries.

4.1 In order to expand the development of effective, safe and affordable drugs for diseases affecting mostly developing countries ("neglected diseases"), we are committed to seeking ways to support world−wide the development of research on health technologies for prevention (including vaccines), control, treatment and cure for these diseases. In particular we will:

"work with developing countries to increase their own ability to contribute to research and development on these diseases, including to create incentives and the necessary regulatory systems to support ethical and safe clinical trials;

"encourage research into these diseases, in our countries too, including by providing appropriate incentives; "continue to support work already underway in the non−governmental sector.”

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Technology - Energy, climate change and technology

“Decision 9/1
Energy for sustainable development...

... (f) Accelerate development and deployment of energy efficiency technologies;”
 

Scope: 
International

“Decision 9/1
Energy for sustainable development...

...17. Governments, taking into account their national circumstances, are encouraged to:

(c) Encourage the role of the private sector in the development and utilization of renewable energy technologies, through the provision of appropriate incentives and regulation;

(d) Strengthen research, development, demonstration and institutional capacities in the field of renewable energy utilization, as well as the transfer of environmentally sound and advanced technologies;

(e) Promote the utilization of renewable natural resources, such as solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, hydro (including mini-hydro), and ocean (wave, tidal, and thermal energy conversion) to meet part of the energy needs for sustainable development;

(f) Strengthen information networks, compilation and dissemination systems and public awareness programmes on renewable energy sources and technologies;

(g) Develop and use indigenous sources of renewable energy, where appropriate;

(h) Develop and implement measures to make renewable energy technologies more affordable;

(i) Strengthen financial support to developing countries for the promotion of renewable energy.”
 

Scope: 
International

“Decision 9/1
Energy for sustainable development...

...19. Governments, taking into account national circumstances, are encouraged to:

(a) Develop and apply more efficient fossil-fuel fired power plants, buildings, appliances and transportation, including cleaner coal and oil technologies;

(b) Increase the use of cleaner fossil fuels to improve efficiency in energy production, distribution and use, where appropriate;

(c) Research, develop and transfer technologies for transforming solid fuels to liquid or gaseous fuels;

(d) Enhance research, development, demonstration and transfer of advanced fossil fuel technologies leading to lower emissions;

(e) Promote research and, where suitable, applications of carbon capture and storage technologies;

(f) Promote cooperation with industries in a voluntary programme framework for cleaner fossil fuel technology deployment;

(g) Develop and implement measures to make advanced fossil fuel technologies more accessible and affordable...”
 

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Development partnerships - International partnerships and support for Pan-African institutions

 “78. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in order to achieve Millennium Development Goal 8, including through:

(a) Accelerating efforts to deliver and fully implement existing Millennium Development Goal 8 commitments by enhancing the global partnership for development to ensure the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals by 2015;

(b) Supporting the implementation of national development strategies by developing countries to meet the Millennium Development Goals by 2015, including through external financial and technical support, to further promote economic growth and to respond to the increased challenges posed by the impact of the multiple crises, as well as long-term structural obstacles;

(c) Recognizing that the commitments made by developed and developing countries in relation to the Millennium Development Goals require mutual accountability;

(d) Strengthening the central role of the United Nations in enhancing global partnerships for development, with a view to creating a supportive global environment for the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals;

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Peace and security - Peace-building and peacekeeping

“DECISION ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN AFRICAN DEFENCE COUNCIL

The Assembly,...

...3. DECIDES to include the functions of the African Defence Council into the African Union Authority.”
 

Scope: 
Regional Africa

Commitments in: Gender - Gender and economic opportunity

 “72. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress to achieve Millennium Development Goal 3, including through:

 ...(d) Ensuring that women benefit from policy measures to generate full and productive employment and decent work for all, in accordance with commitments by States to International Labour Organization conventions, including policy measures to promote, inter alia, access of women and girls, including mothers and pregnant women, to formal and non-formal education, equal skills development and employment opportunities, closing wage gaps between women and men and recognizing women’s unpaid work, including care work;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Health - General health and health funding

“We reaffirm our commitment to achieving the development goals set out in the Millennium Summit and at the World Summit on Sustainable Development. We will work in partnership with developing countries, the private sector, multilateral organisations and non−governmental organisations (NGOs) to help achieve these health goals. Multilateral and bilateral Official Development Aid as well as private efforts from companies and NGOs should match and complement existing efforts to improve health outcomes.”

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Health - Health systems, medicines and regulation

“3. Access to medicines

3.1 Building on strengthened health systems, in partnership with others, including public−private partnerships, we will work to develop an integrated approach that will facilitate the availability and take−up of discounted medicines for the poorest in a manner that is fair, efficient and sustainable... ...We will also work with developing countries to encourage greater uptake of such offers of free and discounted drugs, as are now being made. We support and encourage developing countries to contribute to the goal of affordable medicines by reducing their tariffs and fees on discounted and donated products.

3.2 We will take the steps necessary to prevent the diversion of those medicines away from the countries or regions for which they were intended. We call on recipient governments to do the same and we undertake to provide technical support to assist them to do so. We will not use the preferential prices offered to the developing world as benchmarks for pharmaceutical products on our own markets.”

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Health - Polio

“5. Eradicating polio

We will work to fully eradicate this disease...

...5.2 In keeping with our pledge at Kananaskis to provide, on a fair and equitable basis, sufficient resources to eradicate polio by 2005, we have pledged an additional US$ 500 million and remain committed to playing our full part to ensure that the remaining funding gap is closed.”

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Health - HIV/AIDS

"1. Fighting HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis And Malaria
1.1 ...We commit, with recipient countries, to fulfil our shared obligations as contained in the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS for the 2001 United Nations General Assembly Special Session.

1.2 We reiterate our commitment to fight against AIDS as well as Tuberculosis and Malaria as agreed in Okinawa, through further actions in such areas as institutional building, public−private partnerships, human resource development, research activities and promotion of public health at the community level. We will strengthen our efforts in this fight, both bilaterally and multilaterally.

1.3 We reaffirm our support for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.”

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Climate Change - Climate change financing

“Article 11...

…2. In the context of the implementation of Article 4, paragraph 1, of the Convention, in accordance with the provisions of Article 4, paragraph 3, and Article 11 of the Convention, and through the entity or entities entrusted with the operation of the financial mechanism of the Convention, the developed country Parties and other developed Parties included in Annex II to the Convention shall:

(a) Provide new and additional financial resources to meet the agreed full costs incurred by developing country Parties in advancing the implementation of existing commitments under Article 4, paragraph 1 (a), of the Convention that are covered in Article 10, subparagraph (a);…”
 

Scope: 
International

“Article 4...

... 8. In the implementation of the commitments in this Article, the Parties shall give full consideration to what actions are necessary under the Convention, including actions related to funding, insurance and the transfer of technology, to meet the specific needs and concerns of developing country Parties arising from the adverse effects of climate change and/or the impact of the implementation of response measures, especially on:

(a) Small island countries;
(b) Countries with low-lying coastal areas;
(c) Countries with arid and semi-arid areas, forested areas and areas liable to forest decay;
(d) Countries with areas prone to natural disasters;
(e) Countries with areas liable to drought and desertification;
(f) Countries with areas of high urban atmospheric pollution;
(g) Countries with areas with fragile ecosystems, including mountainous ecosystems;
(h) Countries whose economies are highly dependent on income generated from the production, processing and export, and/or on consumption of fossil fuels and associated energy-intensive products; and
(i) Landlocked and transit countries

9. The Parties shall take full account of the specific needs and special situations of the least developed countries in their actions with regard to funding and transfer of technology.”
 

Scope: 
International

“Article 11…

…2. (b) Also provide such financial resources, including for the transfer of technology, needed by the developing country Parties to meet the agreed full incremental costs of advancing the implementation of existing commitments under Article 4, paragraph 1, of the Convention that are covered by Article 10 and that are agreed between a developing country Party and the international entity or entities referred to in Article 11 of the Convention, in accordance with that Article….

…3. The developed country Parties and other developed Parties in Annex II to the Convention may also provide, and developing country Parties avail themselves of, financial resources for the implementation of Article 10, through bilateral, regional and other multilateral channels.”
 

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Climate Change - Climate change technology and research

“Article 5

RESEARCH AND SYSTEMATIC OBSERVATION

In carrying out their commitments under Article 4, paragraph 1 (g), the Parties shall:
(a) Support and further develop, as appropriate, international and intergovernmental programmes and networks or organizations aimed at defining, conducting, assessing and financing research, data collection and systematic observation, taking into account the need to minimize duplication of effort;

(b) Support international and intergovernmental efforts to strengthen systematic observation and national scientific and technical research capacities and capabilities, particularly in developing countries, and to promote access to, and the exchange of, data and analyses thereof obtained from areas beyond national jurisdiction; and

(c) Take into account the particular concerns and needs of developing countries and cooperate in improving their endogenous capacities and capabilities to participate in the efforts referred to in subparagraphs (a) and (b) above.”
 

Scope: 
International

“Article 6

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND PUBLIC AWARENESS

In carrying out their commitments under Article 4, paragraph 1 (i), the Parties shall:

(a) Promote and facilitate at the national and, as appropriate, subregional and regional levels, and in accordance with national laws and regulations, and within their respective capacities:
(i) the development and implementation of educational and public awareness programmes on climate change and its effects;
(ii) public access to information on climate change and its effects;
(iii) public participation in addressing climate change and its effects and developing adequate responses; and
(iv) training of scientific, technical and managerial personnel;
(b) Cooperate in and promote, at the international level, and, where appropriate, using existing bodies:
(i) the development and exchange of educational and public awareness material on climate change and its effects; and
(ii) the development and implementation of education and training programmes, including the strengthening of national institutions and the exchange or secondment of personnel to train experts in this field, in particular for developing countries.”
 

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Climate Change - Mitigation and low carbon growth

 “Article 4...

...2. The developed country Parties and other Parties included in Annex I commit themselves specifically as provided for in the following:...

...(b) In order to promote progress to this end, each of these Parties shall communicate, within six months of the entry into force of the Convention for it and periodically thereafter, and in accordance with Article 12, detailed information on its policies and measures referred to in  subparagraph (a) above, as well as on its resulting projected anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks of greenhouse gases not controlled by the Montreal Protocol for the period referred to in subparagraph (a), with the aim of returning individually or jointly to their 1990 levels these anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases not controlled by the Montreal Protocol. This information will be reviewed by the Conference of the Parties, at its first session and periodically thereafter, in accordance with Article 7...”
 

Scope: 
International