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

Sectors : International partnerships and support for Pan-African institutions, Energy, climate change and technology, Environmental degradation and natural resource management, Sustainable development, Mitigation and low carbon growth
Organisation : UN
Date made: 
2001
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Commitments in: Technology - Energy, climate change and technology

“Decision 9/1
Energy for sustainable development...
 
...(h) Increase the efficiency of technologies used in the production and consumption of energy;

(j) Encourage the transfer of energy efficiency technologies, in particular to developing countries, on favourable terms, including on concessional and preferential terms, as mutually agreed;

(k) Strengthen, as appropriate, existing institutions that develop and operate energy efficiency programmes;

(l) Strengthen, as appropriate, existing institutions that compile and disseminate information on energy efficiency programmes and technologies;

(m) Develop and implement measures that make energy efficiency technologies more affordable.”
 

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Development partnerships - International partnerships and support for Pan-African institutions

“Decision 9/2
Protection of the atmosphere…

...7. Noting the importance of several international legal instruments for global cooperation to protect the atmosphere, the Commission decides to:

(a) Encourage further cooperation of relevant international bodies and the promotion of synergies in the implementation of multilateral environmental agreements, including the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Convention on Biological Diversity and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, especially in Africa;

(b) Note the ongoing negotiation under UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol;

(c) Note that land degradation and desertification contribute to air pollution, and vice-versa, and note the importance of mobilizing adequate financial resources for the implementation of the Convention to Combat Desertification, and urge all Parties to the Convention to carry out their respective obligations;

(d) Encourage countries, to the extent that they have not yet done so, to consider ratifying or acceding to the Montreal Protocol and its amendments as soon as possible;

(e) Encourage all Parties to the Montreal Protocol and its amendments to achieve and maintain compliance with their associated obligations, in particular the adequate and timely replenishment to the multilateral fund under the Montreal Protocol;

(f) Encourage and support the efforts of Parties to the Montreal Protocol to further examine ways of promoting the use of environmentally sound alternatives to”
 

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Environment - Sustainable development

“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:...
 
...(i) Enhancing international cooperation in order to assist countries, in particular developing countries, in their efforts to achieve energy for sustainable development;

(j) All countries should strive to promote sustainable consumption patterns; developed countries should take the lead in achieving sustainable consumption patterns; developing countries should seek to achieve sustainable consumption patterns in their development process, guaranteeing the provision of basic needs for the poor;

(k) Encouraging public-private partnerships with a view to advancing energy for sustainable development;”
 

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