G8 Heiligendamm Joint Statement by the German G8 Presidency and the Heads of State and/or Government of Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa

Sectors : Energy, Investment, Sustainable development, Climate change - general
Organisation : G8
Date made: 
2007

Commitments in: Private Sector development and financial services for the poor - Investment

“we commit to cooperate in the following fields:

- Promoting Cross Border Investment to our Mutual Benefit:…

…We commit to embark on a high-level dialogue on specific challenges as proposed by the G8 (Heiligendamm Process) as a follow up to continue our discussion in a more structured manner for a period of two years until the G8 Summit in 2009 where we will review the progress made on the following issues: Promoting cross border investment to our mutual benefit, Promoting Research and Innovation, Development, particularly Africa, and Sharing Knowledge for improving Energy Efficiency.”

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Infrastructure - Energy

“- Energy: …We confirm our commitment to promote energy efficiency, through cost-effective solutions, to advance the effective use of fossil fuels, such as the clean coal technology, and to increase the use of cleaner and renewable energy sources, such as biofuels and biomass, as an important step towards secure, stable and competitive energy supplies for achieving sustainable development.”

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Climate Change - Climate change - general

“- Fighting Climate Change: …We reaffirm our commitment to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and to its objective through both mitigation and adaptation in accordance with our common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities…we remain committed to contribute our fair share to tackle climate change in order to stabilize green house gas concentrations at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.”

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Other

“- Promoting Research and Innovation: …We affirm our commitment for further cooperation in capacity building, human resource development and public awareness programmes in the field of intellectual property.”

Scope: 
International