G8 Heiligendamm Summit Statement on Counter Terrorism – Security in the Era of Globalization

Sectors : Energy, Peace-building and peacekeeping
Organisation : G8
Date made: 

Commitments in: Infrastructure - Energy

“3. Protecting Critical Energy Infrastructure…

…We resolve to continue our efforts to protect critical energy infrastructures from terrorist attacks. At the St. Petersburg Summit, we committed to ensure the security of the global energy network, and pledged to gain a better understanding of its vulnerabilities and develop ways to improve our efforts to prevent disruptions due to deliberate attacks. We instructed national experts to develop recommendations to address the challenges to secure critical energy infrastructure. Today we announce the initiatives we are taking in this regard:

• Assessing the vulnerabilities of and potential risks to critical energy infrastructure;

• Sharing best practices of effective security responses;

• Evaluating potential threats to critical energy infrastructure.”