G7 Communique Seeks 70% Reduction in Carbon Emissions by 2050, 100% by 2100; Browsing the 44 Item G7 "Wish List"
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G7 Communiques come and go. It's all much ado about nothing because nothing is ever done.
Here are 44 items from the Leadersʼ Declaration Communique for the G7 Summit June 7-8 2015 wish list.
44 Point G7 Wish List
- Take concrete action to address global warming
- Eliminate 40 to 70% of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050
- Decarbonisation of the global economy over the course of this century.
- Spend $100 billion a year on low-carbon strategies
- Start a carbon early warning system for noncompliance in small islands developing states, Africa, Asia and Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean
- Accelerate access to renewable energy in Africa
- Reaffirm ambition to make the Green Climate Fund fully operational in 2015
- Phase down hydrofluorocarbons
- Praise the Hamburg Initiative for Sustainable Energy Security
- Build on the “Kobe 3R Action Plan” for resource efficiency
- Protect the marine environment in conjunction with the International Seabed Authority
- Complete the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goals, end extreme poverty
- Support women’s entrepreneurship
- Enact financial market regulation
- Create a fair and modern international tax system
- Reduce trade barriers
- Emphasize the importance of freedom, peace and territorial integrity, as well as respect for international law and respect for human rights
- Condemnation of the illegal annexation of the Crimean peninsula by the Russian Federation and reaffirm our policy of its non-recognition
- Achieve High Levels of Nuclear Safety
- Achieve Maritime Security
- Strengthen Arms Trade Treaties
- Combating the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
- Call on Iran to cooperate fully with the International Atomic Energy Agency on verification of Iran's nuclear activities
- Condemn North Korea's nuclear program and human rights violations
- Concern over Libya
- Resolve the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
- Fight Trafficking of Migrants/Tackle Causes for Refugee Crises
- Fight terrorism
- Support African Partners
- Support Afghanistan
- Support Reconstruction in Nepal
- Establish health care as a fundamental right
- Prevent Ebola outbreaks
- Combat Antimicrobial Resistances
- Fight neglected tropical diseases
- Leave no one behind, reduce inequality, accelerate the global transition to sustainable economies, promote sustainable management of natural resources
- Strengthen peace, good governance and human rights
- Combat hunger and malnutrition by 2030
- Help 500 million people via the Broad Food Security and Nutrition Development Approach
- Empower women, smallholders and family farmers
- Foster access to quality jobs for women
- Support the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles and call on companies worldwide to integrate them
- Reaffirm our commitment to the initiative on Strengthening Assistance for Complex Contract Negotiations (CONNEX), aimed at providing multi-disciplinary expertise in developing countries for negotiating complex investment agreements
- Renew commitment to the Deauville Partnership with Arab countries in transition
The joke of the day comes at the tail end of the 17 page communique: "We remain committed to holding ourselves accountable for the promises we have made in an open and transparent way."
The only thing the communique left out was support for motherhood and apple pie. What a total waste of time and money.
Mike "Mish" Shedlock