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

Sectors : Energy, climate change and technology, Sustainable development, International partnerships and support for Pan-African institutions, Energy, Gender and social development
Organisation : UN
Date made: 
2001
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Commitments in: Technology - Energy, climate change and technology

“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:...

...(d) Developing appropriate energy services, particularly in rural areas, through the application of the most cost-effective, socially acceptable and environmentally friendly technologies, the deployment of specific energy service delivery structures and the development of renewable energy resources, including biomass;

(e) Supporting efforts to improve the functioning of energy markets with respect to both supply and demand, with the aim of achieving greater stability and predictability and to ensure consumer access to energy services;

(f) Establish domestic programmes for energy efficiency, including, as appropriate, by accelerating the deployment of energy efficiency technologies, with the necessary support of the international community;”
 

Scope: 
International

“Decision 9/1
Energy for sustainable development...
 
...(e) Support electricity services based on grid extension and/or decentralized energy technologies, particularly in isolated areas, as appropriate;

(f) Strengthen national and regional research and development institutions/centres on energy for sustainable development, including renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency, advanced energy technologies, including advanced fossil fuel technologies, and sustainable use of traditional energy resources;

(g) Promote an environment which enables the public sector, the private sector and, as appropriate, energy cooperatives, including through public-private partnerships, to engage in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity at affordable rates and in the transfer of technology;

(h) Develop renewable energy, especially in rural areas, through communitybased development methods;

(i) Enhance developing countries’ access to environmentally sound and economically viable technologies relating to energy for sustainable development;”
 

Scope: 
International

“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: Infrastructure - Energy

“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:

(a) Combining, as appropriate, the increased use of renewable energy sources, more efficient use of energy, greater reliance on advanced energy technologies, including advanced fossil fuel technologies, and the sustainable use of traditional energy resources, which could meet the growing needs for energy services in the longer term to achieve sustainable development;”
 

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Gender - Gender and social development

“Decision 9/1
Energy for sustainable development...
 
...(j) Support equal access for women to sustainable and affordable energy technologies through needs assessments, energy planning and policy formulation at the local and national levels.”
 

Scope: 
International