Japan hosts conference on corporate involvement in the EITI

On 26 January the Government of Japan hosted the conference “Emerging Trends toward Responsible Natural Resource Development

In welcoming the 200 participants from mainly the mining and oil and gas industry, Mr Yoichi Otabe, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, said that the EITI is a central issue when discussing responsible development of natural resources.

G8 calls for countries and companies to adhere to the EITI

When the G8 leaders met in L’Aquila in Italy 8 July, they confirmed their support of the EITI, and promised to intensify G8 countries’ efforts to promote Validation by all EITI implementing countries. The G8 has expressed its support of the EITI at its summits since the G8 Summit in Evian in 2003. This year, the G8 leaders call for other developing and emerging countries and companies to adhere to the EITI.