G8 Gleneagles Climate Change, Clean Energy and Sustainable Development: Plan of Action

Sectors : Energy, Climate change - general, Environmental degradation and natural resource management
Organisation : G8
Date made: 
2005

Commitments in: Infrastructure - Energy

“16. We will promote the continued development and commercialisation of renewable
energy by: …

…(c) working with developing countries to provide capacity-building assistance, develop policy frameworks, undertake research and development, and assess potential for renewable energy, including bioenergy;

(d) launching a Global Bioenergy Partnership to support wider, cost effective, biomass and biofuels deployment, particularly in developing countries where biomass use is prevalent following the Rome International Workshop on Bioenergy; …

…17. We will work with the IEA to: …

…(b) identify and link “Centres of Excellence” to promote research and development in the developed and developing world;…

… 20. We take note of the Energy Research and Innovation Workshop held in Oxford in May 2005, and will:

(a) work with the IEA to: …
… • reinforce links with the international business community and developing countries; …

…(c) seek ways to improve the current arrangements for collaboration between developed and developing countries, and enhance developing country participation in existing networks.”

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Climate Change - Climate change - general

“9. We will:

(a) Work with the multilateral development banks (MDBs) to expand the use of voluntary energy savings assessments as a part of major investments in new or existing projects in energy intensive sectors…

…14. We will work to accelerate the development and commercialization of Carbon
Capture and Storage technology by: …

…(d) collaborating with key developing countries to research options for geological
CO2 storage; and

(e) working with industry and with national and international research programmes and partnerships to explore the potential of CCS technologies, including with developing countries…”

(a) Work with the multilateral development banks (MDBs) to expand the use of voluntary energy savings assessments as a part of major investments in new or existing projects in energy intensive sectors…

…14. We will work to accelerate the development and commercialization of Carbon
Capture and Storage technology by: …

Scope: 
International

“ …34. The G8 made a commitment at Evian to strengthen international cooperation on global Earth observations. We will continue to exercise leadership in this area, and welcome the adoption of the 10-year implementation plan for development of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) at the Third Earth Observations Summit which took place in Brussels in February this year. We will…

…(b) support efforts to help developing countries and regions obtain full benefit from GEOSS, including from the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) such as placement of observational systems to fill data gaps, developing of in-country and regional capacity for analysing and interpreting observational data, and development of decision-support systems and tools relevant to local needs;

(c) in particular, work to strengthen the existing climate institutions in Africa, through GCOS, with a view to developing fully operational regional climate centres in Africa.”

Scope: 
International

“35. We will:

(a) Invite the World Bank to develop and implement 'best practice' guidelines for screening their investments in climate sensitive sectors to determine how their performance could be affected by climate risks, as well as how those risks can best be managed, in consultation with host governments and local communities; and

(b) invite other major multilateral and bilateral development organisations to adopt the World Bank guidelines, or develop and implement similar guidance.”

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Environment - Environmental degradation and natural resource management

“38. We endorse the outcome of the G8 Environment and Development Ministerial conference on illegal logging. To further our objectives in this area we will take forward the conclusions endorsed at that meeting, with each country acting where it can contribute most effectively.”

Scope: 
International