G8+3 Energy Ministerial Meeting: discussion on energy, security and climate change, with the participation of Andris Piebalgs

Type: Report   Reference: I-057807   Duration: 11:13:51  Lieu:
End production: 08/06/2008   First transmission: 08/06/2008
Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC in charge of Energy, represented the European Union at the Group of Eight Energy Ministers Meeting held in Aomori (Japan) on 8 June 2008. Hosted by Akira Amari, Japanese Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry, the officials from China, India, and South Korea were also invited to attend the meeting. The ministers voiced their concerns for the surging oil prices and discussed the global challenges for energy security and issues surrounding climate change. As effective measures to address both issues, they discussed topics on energy efficiency as well as innovative energy technology. In a joint statement, the officials affirmed the need to maximize investment in their energy sector and also called on major oil producers to increase investment in order to keep oil markets well supplied in response to rising world demand. They also agreed to establish the IPEEC, the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation, an international framework for exchanging information on energy saving policy and technology.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
11:10:14 Title 00:00:04
11:10:19 General view of Aomori 00:00:04
11:10:23 Exterior view of the meeting site, with flags of the participating nations (2 shots) 00:00:09
11:10:32 Fuel cell system display, example of innovative energy technology 00:00:05
11:10:37 Group photo of the participants to the meeting 00:00:06
11:10:43 Arrival of Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC in charge of Energy 00:00:14
11:10:57 Akira Amari, Japanese Minister for Economy, Trade, and Industry 00:00:04
11:11:01 Hemant Krishnan Singh, Ambassador of India in Japan 00:00:02
11:11:03 Lee Youn Ho, Korean Minister for Knowledge Economy 00:00:05
11:11:08 Zhang Guobao, Vice-Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission of China 00:00:04
11:11:12 General view of the meeting (2 shots) 00:00:13
11:11:25 Andris Piebalgs (in ENGLISH) saying that the continued high prices of energy, particularly for oil and gas, is a concern actually for all the countries and almost all the citizens at least in the European Union 00:00:13
11:11:38 Cutaway of participants 00:00:07
11:11:45 Andris Piebalgs (in ENGLISH) saying that the G-8 Summit in Heiligendamm specifically asked them and the International Energy Agency, to explore the most effective means to promote energy efficiency internationally; since then, their officials have been in close contact 00:00:19
11:12:04 Cutaway of Claudio Scajola, Italian Minister for Economic Development 00:00:04
11:12:08 Andris Piebalgs (in ENGLISH) saying that they devised together a proposal for an initiative that will place energy efficiency higher on the international agenda; this is the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation that they will be endorsing 00:00:18
11:12:26 General view of the meeting 00:00:05
11:12:31 Andris Piebalgs (in ENGLISH) saying that they will create for the first time a high level forum, which enables a regular exchange of information on policies and technology, and will facilitate technology cooperation between the countries on a voluntary basis 00:00:16
11:12:47 Cutaway of press 00:00:04
11:12:51 Andris Piebalgs (in ENGLISH) saying that he is very much looking forward to their fruitful cooperation; he trusts they will put it in motion over the next weeks and he welcomes its further enlargement to other countries that wish to take part 00:00:14
11:13:05 General view of the meeting 00:00:10
11:13:15 Andris Piebalgs talking with Jochen Homann, German State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology 00:00:06
11:13:21 Andris Piebalgs talking with Jean-Louis Borloo, French Minister for Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Town and Country Planning 00:00:04
11:13:25 Andris Piebalgs (in ENGLISH) saying that in his opinion, the main outcome is this international partnership for energy efficiency; because, in a way, even if it is voluntary participation, it is a very clear message that all G8 countries plus 3 countries recognize that climate change is a huge issue and that they could address commonly this active work on energy efficiency; it is a huge success; it was not easy, but it is done 00:00:26
11:13:51 General view of the joint press conference 00:00:12
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