United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development: Report on the 9th Session, 16-27 April 2001

Sectors : Energy, Sustainable development, Climate change technology and research, International partnerships and support for Pan-African institutions, Mitigation and low carbon growth
Organisation : UN
Date made: 
2001
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Commitments in: Infrastructure - Energy

“Decision 9/1
Energy for sustainable development...

...13. Governments, taking into account their national circumstances, are encouraged to:

(a) Establish or strengthen national and regional arrangements for promoting energy accessibility within the country;

(b) Improve access to modern biomass technologies and fuel wood sources and supplies and commercializing biomass operations, including the use of agricultural residues, where such practices are sustainable;

(c) Support the transition to the use of liquid and gaseous fossil fuels, where considered more environmentally sound, socially acceptable and cost-effective;

(d) Develop locally available energy resources for greater energy diversification, where considered more environmentally sound, socially acceptable and cost-effective, with increasing use of renewable energy resources;”
 

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Climate Change - Climate change technology and research

“Decision 9/1
Energy for sustainable development...

...10. Governments, continuing to have responsibility to develop and apply energy policies to achieve sustainable development, are invited to consider the following options, as appropriate:...
 
...(g) Supporting increased use of renewable energies both in grid-connected and decentralized systems;”

(h) Optimizing the efficient use of fossil fuels through the increased development and use of advanced fossil fuel technologies;”
 

Scope: 
International

“Decision 9/2
Protection of the atmosphere

6...(c) Assist with the development and introduction of cleaner fuels and air pollution abatement technologies, particularly in developing countries, and the sharing of practices and experiences, as appropriate;”

(d) Promote the transfer of technologies on favourable terms, including concessional and preferential terms, as mutually agreed, for cleaner operating vehicles, traffic management, cleaner fuels, including advanced fossil fuels, and alternative fuels, including renewable fuels, inter alia, through the involvement of the private sector;”
 

Scope: 
International

“Decision 9/1
Energy for sustainable development...

...10. Governments, continuing to have responsibility to develop and apply energy policies to achieve sustainable development, are invited to consider the following options, as appropriate:...
 
...(l) Facilitating the dissemination of information on environmentally sound technologies and processes to increase awareness of these options and enhance public participation, as appropriate, in decision-making surrounding the provision of these energy services for sustainable development;”
 

Scope: 
International

“Decision 9/2
Protection of the atmosphere

6...(f) Encourage adequate financing for, inter alia, the promotion and facilitation of the transfer of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries;

(g) Promote the identification of financial, technological and institutional barriers and constraints that all countries, in particular developing countries, are facing in combating air pollution, especially in metropolitan areas, with a view to addressing and removing them;”
 

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Climate Change - Mitigation and low carbon growth

“Decision 9/2
Protection of the atmosphere

6... (h) Encourage the continuing close collaboration of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Habitat and other relevant international organizations with Governments in order to assist them to develop strategies to combat indoor air pollution.”
 

Scope: 
International