Planning & Economic Studies Section (PESS):
Capacity Building for Sustainable Energy Development
15th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development: CSD-15 (30 April-11 May 2007)
CSD-15 could not agree on new negotiated text. Thus the 2001 CSD-9 decision on energy and the 2002 Johannesburg Plan of Implementation remain the operative CSD texts on energy. Both keep the nuclear power option open. A "Chairman's summary" of CSD-15 was circulated several weeks later. It has much less authority than negotiated text.
IAEA/OECD-NEA SIDE EVENT ON NUCLEAR POWER: STATUS AND OUTLOOK
On 7 May 2007, the IAEA organized a side event together with the OECD/NEA jointly to discuss important issues facing CSD-15 in connection with nuclear power’s role in sustainable development. To see the PowerPoint presentations please click on the appropriate link.
- Global Status and Outlook for Nuclear Power, presented by H.-Holger Rogner, Former Head of the Planning and Economic Studies Section, IAEA
- Nuclear Power: Status and Outlook, presented by Alan McDonald, Programme Coordinator for 1.3, Department of Nuclear Energy, IAEA
- Nuclear Energy and Sustainable Development, Thierry Dujardin, Deputy Director, Science and Development, OECD/NEA
- The Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP), presented by Ed McGinnis, Director, Office of Corporate and Global Partnership Development, U.S. Department of Energy
Energy Indicators for Sustainable Development: Country Studies on Brazil, Cuba, Lithuania, Mexico, Russian Federation, Slovakia and Thailand, is a joint publication by the United Nations and the IAEA. To read the publication click here.
Energy for Sustainable Development: Policy Options for Africa, is a publication by UN-Energy/Africa with chapters contributed by UNIDO, UNDP, UN-Habitat, UNECA, the World Bank, and the IAEA. To read the publication click here.
Assessing policy options for increasing the use of renewable energy for sustainable development: Modelling energy scenarios for Sichuan, China prepared by IAEA, UNDESA and UNEP, presents the results of a demonstration study for UN-Energy. To read the publication please click here.
LINK TO THE CSD-15 WEB SITE
To access the UNDESA CSD-15 web site, please click here.
LINK TO THE EARTH NEGOTIATIONS BULLETIN's (ENB's) REPORTING ON CSD-15
To access the ENB web site with daily reports and an overall summary analysis of CSD-15, please click here.