Civil G8 2006

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Expert Opinion

Mona Bricke


German NGO Forum for Environment and Development

In 2007 German NGOs will take the baton from Russian colleagues, actively participating in the process of preparing the civil constituent of the G8 summit. German NGOs will adopt some Russian experience and, of course, will involve their own technologies, because every country and every society has its particularities and its specifics.
For example, the private business in Germany has no acute need in contacts with NGOs the voice of business is heard by the society and the government. But taking into account the importance of the G8 priority items, such as global energy security, for example, the participation of private business representatives in discussing recommendations for G8 leaders seems more than reasonable. Thats why I found it obviously intelligent that Russian NGOs invite the private business to the dialogue.
To go ahead with preparing its civil part of the G8-2007 process, German NGOs need more contacts with Russia, especially with their Russian colleagues. And it is also important to use the presidency of the country in G8, not forgetting about its international nature, i.e. to tie together the countrys problems with the problems of international community.

Expert opinion

Halter Marek

02.12.06

Halter Marek
Le College de France
Olivier Giscard dEstaing

02.12.06

Olivier Giscard dEstaing
COPAM, France
Mika Ohbayashi

02.12.06

Mika Ohbayashi
Institute for Sustainable Energy Poliy
Bill Pace

02.12.06

Bill Pace
World Federalist Movement - Institute for Global Policy
Peter I. Hajnal

01.12.06

Peter I. Hajnal
Toronto University, G8 Research Group