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Planning & Economic Studies Section (PESS):
Capacity Building for Sustainable Energy Development

9th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development: CSD-9 (16-27 April 2001)

STATEMENT. CSD 9

This statement was contributed by the IAEA as part of CSD-9's High-Level Interactive Dialogue. CSD-9, which met in New York, 16-27 April 2001, was the first session of the Commission to address energy issues. Read the statement.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND NUCLEAR POWER SIDE EVENT.

On 19 April 2001, the IAEA organized a side event to discuss important issues facing the CSD-9 negotiators in connection with nuclear power's role in sustainable development. These are summarized in this brochure.

INDICATORS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SIDE EVENT.

On 25 April 2001, the IAEA organized together with the OECD International Energy Agency a side event on the IAEA-led project Indicators for Sustainable Energy Development. This interim report described the first phase of the project, including the development of a set of 41 indicators, and their initial testing in 15 countries.

PREPARATORY INPUT.

Prior to CSD-9 the IAEA was asked to contribute material for the Ad Hoc Open-ended Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Energy and Sustainable Development. This background paper addresses all aspects of nuclear power's potential contribution to sustainable development. It includes five case studies exploring the possibility of nuclear power projects qualifying as Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects under the Kyoto Protocol.

IMPORTANT CSD-9 LINKS.

These links provide direct access to the CSD-9 website, the Report of the Secretary General on " Energy and sustainable development: options and strategies for action on key issues" and the text on energy issues as negotiated at CSD-9.