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G7/8 Summit Compliance Data Sets by Issue, 1985-2013:
Environment

G8 Research Group, April 17, 2015

  Commitment Commitment Text Canada France Germany Italy Japan Russia United Kingdom United States European Union Total
  Average (N=10) +0.70 +0.50 +0.60 +0.22 +0.60 +0.63 +0.70 +0.50 +0.80 +0.57
1 1996-91 We commit ourselves to strong action and anticipate in 1997: We will assess compliance with international environmental agreements and consider options for enhancing compliance. 0 0 +1 0 -1   +1 0   +0.14
2 2001-49 We therefore agreed in Okinawa to develop common environmental guidelines for ECAs, drawing on relevant MDB experience. Building on the progress made since last year, we commit to reach agreement in the OECD by the end of the year on a Recommendation that fulfils the Okinawa mandate. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0
3 2002-142 "We commit to: Supporting African efforts to improve water resource development and management – including by: Supporting African efforts to promote the productive and environmentally sustainable development of water resources;" +1 +1 0   +1   +1 0   +0.67
4 2003-68 "We will improve the world-wide reporting and archiving of these data and fill observational gaps of coverage in existing systems." +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 0 0 +1   +0.75
5 2003-69 "We will develop an implementation plan to achieve these objectives by next spring's Tokyo ministerial conference." +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 0 0 +1   +0.75
6 2003-121 "We commit to the ratification or acceding to and implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, which provides the overall legal framework for oceans." +1 +1 0 0 0 +1 +1 0 +1 +0.56
7 2005-16 "Six months on from the enormous tragedy of the Indian Ocean disaster on 26 December 2004, we have underlined our support for UN work on post-tsunami humanitarian aid and reconstruction, as well as confirming our commitment to reduce the risk from future disasters and to encourage reform of the humanitarian system." +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1.00
8 2008-89 "We endorse the Kobe Call for Action for Biodiversity and reiterate our commitment to increase our efforts to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss significantly in order to achieve the globally agreed 2010 Biodiversity Target, including by reducing threats from the illicit trade in wildlife." +1 -1 +1 -1 +1 +1 +1 +1 0 +0.44
9 2009-81 "Recognising the intrinsic value of biodiversity and its essential contribution to economic and social well-being and the fundamental role of ecosystem services in poverty reduction, in the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), we: will reinforce our efforts to meet the 2010 Biodiversity Target to significantly reduce the current rate of biodiversity loss at the global, regional and national level;" +1 +1 +1 0 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +0.89
10 2011-009 "We will foster green growth as it is essential to fight global warming, represents a promising source of jobs for our societies, and reflects a shared aspiration for more sustainable development." 0 0 0 0 +1 +1 +1 0 +1 +0.44
 
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