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Sustainable Energy and Resource Efficiency – Key Issues for Sustainable Development

Sustainable Energy and Resource Efficiency – Key Issues for Sustainable Development

9 May 2007
New York, NY
United States

Sustainable energy and resource efficiency to be achieved through efficiency in energy use, renewable energy supplies, and technological innovation was the subject of a panel discussion presented by the German Federal Ministry for Environment on the occasion of the 15th Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) in New York, NY, on 9 May 2007.  R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute moderated the event.

The speakers were:

  • Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Environment Minister, Germany and Presidency of the European Union
  • Malik Amin Aslam, Minister of State for Environment, Pakistan and Chair of the Group of 77 at the United Nations
  • Ian Pearson, Minister of State for Climate Change and the Environment, Department of Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs, United Kingdom
  • Achim Steiner, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme
  • Timothy Wirth, President, UN Foundation
  • Valli Moosa, Non-Executive Chairman, ESKOM, South Africa

The panel discussion was covered by the Earth Negotiation Bulletin (ENB) on the side and a more detailled report including pictures can be found at www.iisd.ca/csd/csd15/enbots/9may2007.html

Keywords: Sustainable energy, sustainable development, resource efficiency, ressource conservation, material efficiency, UN CSD 15, VN CSD 15, UNEP, G77, IUCN, German Presidency of the EU, international environmental governance

9 May 2007
New York, NY, United States