EU Climate Change Strategy and the Gleneagles Plan of Action: The G8 + 5 Climate Change Dialogue

CEPS Task Force Report:
Making the most of the G8+5 Climate Change Process: Accelerating Structural Change and Technology Diffusion on a Global Scale
Authors: Noriko Fujiwara, CEPS Fellow & Christian Egenhofer, CEPS Senior Fellow 

Under the chairmanship of Gunnar Still, Senior Vice President and Head of Environment Division at ThyssenKrupp, CEPS organized a Task Force to explore possible initiatives within the context of the G8+5 dialogue on tackling climate change. This report identifies a number of concrete measures that could reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while at the same time stimulating structural change and technology development and diffusion. It calls for supporting action-based approaches, which are essential to achieve the necessary reductions in GHG emissions, inform the post-2012 negotiations and address the most urgent issues such as surging energy demand and the need for clean energy technologies in emerging economies. An action-based approach can be regarded as a way of integrating targets and timetables, as they are agreed, with consistent and comparable policies and measures. With a view to a long-term climate strategy, this report attempts to present a portfolio of actions that can be implemented and accelerated on a global scale – especially in the G8+5 countries and the EU, and could become a basis on which developed and developing countries can cooperate.

Date Published: 5 June 2008

Pages: 75

 

Chair:

Gunnar Still, Senior Vice President, Head of the Environment Division, Thyssen Krupp

Rapporteurs:

Christian Egenhofer, Senior Research Fellow
Michael Wriglesworth, CEPS Senior Advisor and Advisor to the Board of the G8+5 Climate Change Dialogue
Noriko Fujiwara, Research Fellow, CEPS

 

Meetings

1st meeting: 27 Nov 2006
2nd meeting: 23 Jan 2007
3rd meeting: 7 Feb 2007
4th meeting: 10 May 2007
Sub-group meetings: 18 Jun 2007
5th meeting: 25 Sept 2007

 

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