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African high-level regional meeting on energy and sustainable development. Proceedings

Abstract

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) jointly with the Government of Kenya and the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) organised the 'African High-Level Regional Meeting on Energy and Sustainable Development' in Januar 2001 at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. The purpose was to support the preparations for CSD 9 and enable African countries to discuss key issues related to energy for sustainable development in their regional context. This report presents the technical statements and papers prepared for the technical workshop. As the reader will quickly notice, the papers reflect the views of the range of experts who participated. Speakers and participants came from ministries or agencies dealing with energy issues, rural development and finance institutions, utilities, private enterprises, NGOs, and research institutions. The papers follow the thermes identified for the CSD 9 session but provide an Africa-specific perspective. In the region, increased access to energy is clearly still a major development issue and has strong links to another key theme - rural energy. A number of papers address these issues from the woodfuel or biomass side, as the majority of the rural population in African countries relies on this energy source and will continue to do so  More>>
Authors:
Wamukonya, N [1] 
  1. UNEP Collaborating Centre on Energy and Environment (Denmark)
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 2001
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
NEI-DK-3894
Resource Relation:
Conference: 9. Session of the Commission on sustainable development, Nairobi (Kenya), 10-13 Jan 2001; Other Information: PBD: 2001
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT; AFRICA; MEETINGS; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; RURAL AREAS
OSTI ID:
20211271
Research Organizations:
United Nations Environment Programme, Roskilde (Denmark). Collaborating Centre on Energy and Environment
Country of Origin:
Denmark
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISBN 87-550-2862-4; TRN: DK0101702
Availability:
Available on www.uccee.org; Available to ETDE participating countries only(see www.etde.org); commercial reproduction prohibited; OSTI as DE20211271
Submitting Site:
DK
Size:
189 pages
Announcement Date:

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Wamukonya, N. African high-level regional meeting on energy and sustainable development. Proceedings. Denmark: N. p., 2001. Web.
Wamukonya, N. African high-level regional meeting on energy and sustainable development. Proceedings. Denmark.
Wamukonya, N. 2001. "African high-level regional meeting on energy and sustainable development. Proceedings." Denmark.
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title = {African high-level regional meeting on energy and sustainable development. Proceedings}
author = {Wamukonya, N}
abstractNote = {The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) jointly with the Government of Kenya and the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) organised the 'African High-Level Regional Meeting on Energy and Sustainable Development' in Januar 2001 at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. The purpose was to support the preparations for CSD 9 and enable African countries to discuss key issues related to energy for sustainable development in their regional context. This report presents the technical statements and papers prepared for the technical workshop. As the reader will quickly notice, the papers reflect the views of the range of experts who participated. Speakers and participants came from ministries or agencies dealing with energy issues, rural development and finance institutions, utilities, private enterprises, NGOs, and research institutions. The papers follow the thermes identified for the CSD 9 session but provide an Africa-specific perspective. In the region, increased access to energy is clearly still a major development issue and has strong links to another key theme - rural energy. A number of papers address these issues from the woodfuel or biomass side, as the majority of the rural population in African countries relies on this energy source and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. At the same time, improved access to commercial energy forms, particularly through rural electrification programmes, received much attention and several papers present new approaches and experience gained in this area. On the commercial energy supply side the major challenge facing most African countries is the need to reform institutional structures, especially in the power sector. These reforms are generally part of larger economic reform packages promoted by the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and other financial institutions. In the energy sector the reform process offers an opportunity to introduce more efficiency and competition but it must be managed to ensure that social and environmental concerns are not neglected as a results of privatisation. Several papers address these issues and share experiences from on-going programmes. Finally, the report provides several excellent regional overview papers that integrate the different issues mentioned above and put them in a regional perspective. These papers obviously contributed much to the success of the meeting and provided the main input to the final ministerial declaration. (EHS)}
place = {Denmark}
year = {2001}
month = {Jul}
}