Science and technology for the steady development: plan for the re-usage of production waste and progress in its realization (Sea-Island 2004)
Last year in Evian we agreed to “support the development of the pollution-free, steady and effective technologies”. We confirm our belief in that “mutual scientific researches in the sphere transformational technologies will open up potential possibilities for the public health improvement through the decrease of the environment pollution and hotbed gases emissions and through the solution of the problem concerned with the global climate change.
Along with the realization of the plan on the G8 activities, we are determined to advance the Initiative on the production wastes re-cycling, which will contribute to the more effective use of the resources and raw materials. The Initiative will be officially implemented next year during the ministers’ Summit in Japan.
Production waste recycle Initiative.
We launch the realization of the production waste re-cycle Initiative at the Ministers’ conference taking place in Japan in spring 2005. In cooperation with the corresponding organizations like Organization of Economic Development and Cooperation, we intend achieve the following goals through the help of this Initiative:
Cut the wastes, recycle and re-utilize the resources and production until it is economically expedient;
Decrease the number of barriers on the way of the international flow of the recycled goods and materials, as well as more effective technologies, corresponding with the existed obligations and frames in the sphere of ecology and trade;
Stimulate initiatives and cooperation between different interested structures (central governments, local authorities, private sector, NGO and municipalities) both on a voluntary and commercial base;
Advance the developments in the sphere of science and technology, which can be applied for realization of the production waste recycle Initiative;
Cooperate with the developing countries in the sphere of growing potential, raising the level of the social information, human resource development and realization of the waste recycle projects.
Since the Summit in Evian we have taken the following steps towards the action Plan realization in the sphere of science and technology:
In the sphere of pollution free and more effective energy:
The International partnership program on the hydrocarbon energy (IPHE) has been launched.
Development and realization of the working plan of the Committee, controlling relationships and realization of the partnership.
The carbon tying forum (CSLF) has started its work. The prior forum projects unfold their work, which lies in consideration of the ecological assessments and developments of the other countries, as well as other countries’ support of the additional technologies for the carbon thermal power stations.
There is support and promotion of the international cooperation in the assistance in the wider usage of renewable energy and more effective energy technologies through such initiatives like REEEP and Bon international conference on the renewable kinds of energy. Its realization continues and new steps are being made.
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Countries that still use nuclear power and keep their membership in the International Forum – IV Generation (GIF), has developed a project of many-sided agreement on the development of the new generation nuclear technologies. The work at the six primal nuclear power system directions continues as well.
In the sphere of the resource and material flow:
There has been a contribution to the development of the new EDCO working plan, concentrating on the material flow and effective resource usage.
There is a continuous work at the implementation of the Doha Round agenda the principles aimed to decrease or abolish trade barriers for the ecologically pure commodities and services.
In the sphere of global monitoring:
First and second Environment Global Monitoring Summits have taken place, the frame document on the Global monitoring system has been adopted. It is planned in 2005, at the Third Environment Global Monitoring Summit, to adopt a strategic 10 year plan for the Global System monitoring, carry out the work on the definition of the international mechanisms that would provide for the coordinated activity of the Environment Global Monitoring System.
In the sphere of the agriculture production and biological diversity preservation:
The Ministers’ Conference and World Science and technology exhibition in agriculture advanced technical solutions of the agricultural problems. It is planned that the partnerships will be approved, the political principles will be worked out together with the measures for their realization at the Ministers’ Conference on the scientific and technological achievements application for the increase in the agricultural sector in Africa.
Agricultural technologies are being improved, there is a production increase in agriculture of Africa and other poorest areas aimed at the promotion of the “Harder grains for the healthier people” which serves the task of the biological diversity protection. All this finds support from International Agriculture Research Consulting Group, Africa Forum of Agricultural technologies and other existing institutions.
The International Agreement upon agricultural and foodstuff genetic resources has taken its effect. There is a search for the ways of quicker negotiations about the agreement upon material transition standards, which will assist in the agreement implementation.
There is a preparation for the Biological Diversity Conference, which will take place in January 2005.
There is a success in the steady management of the forest resources and in the their illegal felling control, dues to the forestry partnership in Asia, in the Congo river basin and other forms of cooperation.
There was a meeting of the high level G8 representative, who control the scientific research policy development. Another meeting for the consideration of the suggestions is in the plans.