G8 Heilingdaam Summit Declaration on Growth and Responsibility in the World Economy

Sectors : Climate change - general, Energy, Transport
Organisation : G8
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Commitments in: Infrastructure - Transport

“68. Today there are 600 million motor vehicles around the globe, a figure which is projected to double by 2020. With this in mind, we will

- work to increase energy efficiency in the transport sector…

… - step up coordination on development of international biofuel quality standards from various feedstocks to achieve optimal interoperability and emission profiles,

- avoid possible negative side-effects in biofuel development, particularly in developing countries in order to prevent competition between different forms of land uses, and promote sustainability in biomass cultivation…

…- monitor the implementation of the necessary measures and discuss progress at two-year intervals during the Environmentally Friendly Vehicles Conference the results of which shall be reported to G8-leaders,

- introduce energy efficiency labels for new cars along the lines of those already on some white goods.”