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

The World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), Johannesburg, South Africa (26 August - 4 September 2002)

Chairman Emil Salim of Preparatory Committee (credit:IISD Linkages)

The Preparatory Committee for the WSSD met four times before the Summit began on 26 August 2002.

At the second meeting (PrepCom 2), held from 28 January to
8 February 2002, the IAEA contributed a background paper on the Agency's assistance to developing countries in implementing Agenda 21.

To read the background paper, click here .

For PrepCom 3 (25 March-5 April 2002), the Agency hosted on
1 April an information session on IAEA activities related to
sustainable development.

For summary information on these activities, click here.

At PrepCom4 (27 May-7 June 2002), the IAEA organized an information session on "Integrated Coastal Zone Management: Issues, Technologies and Partnerships ". To see coverage in the "Earth Negotiations Bulletin On The Side" click here. The IAEA also submitted a Type 2 Partnership Initiative related to work on Indicators for Sustainable Energy Development (ISED). To see the IAEA's submission click here.

For general information on Type 2 Partnerships click here.

For a summary of the WSSD's final decisions relevant to nuclear energy click here.

For a summary of the IAEA's participation at the WSSD, click here.

A second energy related Type 2 Partnership led by the Agency was announced, on Designing Country Profiles on Sustainable Energy Development. To read the formal submission, click here.

Fact sheets prepared by the Agency for the WSSD include: