The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has put forward a series of practical proposals to address environmental concerns through cooperative actions between governments and the private sector i n a letter to environment ministers attending the G8 environment ministers meeting, 24-26 May in Kobe, Japan.
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Economists said global economic growth has slowed further since the beginning of the year and they expected growth to continue slackening over the coming six months, according to the last ICC/Ifo World Economic Survey released today.
ICC today commended G8 leaders for continuing to address the complicated and growing epidemic of counterfeiting and piracy at the annual G8 Summit, but expressed disappointment at the lack of substance on these issues in the outcome statement released at the G8 Summit in Heiligendamm last week.
ICC today welcomed the declaration on the Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations issued at the G8 Summit last week in Heiligendamm, Germany and called on G8 leaders to translate their pledges into concrete progress at the negotiating table in the coming weeks.
ICC has welcomed progress negotiated at the G8 Summit last week in Heiligendamm, Germany addressing the challenge of climate change.
Lars Josefsson, Chief Executive Officer of Vattenfall and Climate Change Counsel to German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the upcoming G8 Summit, last week made a presentation on Vattenfall’s 3C Initiative on climate change to ICC’s Commission on Environment and Energy.
Even at this desperately late hour, a good deal can be struck in the Doha round of multilateral trade talks if G8 leaders intensify their diplomatic efforts, the International Chamber of Commerce said today in its annual statement on behalf of the world business community to the heads of state and government who will attend the G8 summit.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, who will host the G8 Summit in St. Petersburg next week, met yesterday with International Chamber of Commerce Chairman Marcus Wallenberg to discuss world business priorities, including the critical state of the Doha trade round.
Text of ICC Chairman Jean-René Fourtou's closing address to the ICC 35th World Congress, delivered Wednesday 9 June, 2004.
A worldwide poll of business leaders has found widespread dissatisfaction among companies with the slow pace of progress in world trade talks and the lack of political leadership being shown on the issue.