Initiative on Energy Subsidy Reform and Sustainable Development
Dates: 16-17 January, 2001
Location: BANGKOK, Thailand
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Recognizing the strong need for reform of energy subsidies and sustainable
development, UNEP's Division of Technology, Industry and Economics
has jointly organized with the International Energy Agency a series
of regional workshops in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The workshops were designed to enhance in-country capacities to identify
sustainable energy strategies and outline policy options that can
The initiative also sought to promote dialogue between countries facing
similar opportunities and challenges in the area of energy production
and consumption and advance the dialogue between developed and developing
countries on energy subsidies and their implications.
The final workshop took place on 28 March in Santiago de Chile and
emphasised issues relevant to the respective region and regional needs.
For more information on the workshops and the Synthesis Report submitted
to the 9th Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable
Ms. Emeline Fellus
Tel.: (41.22) 917.8197
Ms. Martina Otto
Tel.: (33 1) 44 37 76 15
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