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
Organisation : G8
Date made: 
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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.”


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.”