The G8 Environmental Futures Forum is a means for representatives
from various governmental and non-governmental backgrounds in
G8 countries and representatives from the European Commission
to come together for the purpose of identifying potential future
G8 Environmental Futures Forum 2000
When the first Environmental Futures Forum convened in Washington,
D.C. in 1997, Forum delegates identified a broad spectrum of emerging
environmental challenges. The following Forum in London in 1998
was of narrower focus, looking at issues in one specific sector,
the transport sector, followed by the Forum in Bonn in 1999 which
focused the discussion further still, addressing the issues of
alternative fuels and propulsion systems.
At the G8 Environment Ministers' Meeting in Schwerin in March
1999, it was agreed that the next G8 Environmental Futures Forum
would include the exchange of experiences of "best practices"
regarding climate change, and that a report of the results would
be made to the next G8 Environment Ministers' Meeting.