G8 Evian Action Plan on Health

Sectors : Health and technology, Energy, climate change and technology
Organisation : G8
Date made: 
2003
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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