Compendium of Sustainable Energy Laws (IUCN Academy of by Richard L. Ottinger, Nicholas Robinson, Victor Tafur

By Richard L. Ottinger, Nicholas Robinson, Victor Tafur

This quantity is a significant other to The legislation of strength for Sustainable improvement (Cambridge, 2004). the following, the IUCN Academy of Environmental legislations assembles, for the 1st time, a quantity of felony tools that are famous as constituting the middle of the legislations of power for sustainable improvement. Like its significant other paintings, this quantity might be an important reference for all pros excited about environmental and effort learn.

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Energy’s links to sustainable development were most recently acknowledged by the UN General Assembly Special Session on Small Island Developing States in 1999. The major conferences that noted the importance of energy issues were the UN Conference on Population and the UN Conference on Small Island Developing States in 1994, the Copenhagen Social Summit and the Beijing Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995, and the World Food Summit and HABITAT II in 1996. The energy issues emerging from these conferences are summarised in chapters 1 and 2 of UNDP (1997).

It also indicates that if governments, corporations, and international institutions do not introduce appropriate policies and measures now, critical windows of opportunity are likely to close. It will then become even more difficult to change course. 26 The most critical issues that sustainable energy strategies and the policies derived from them need to address are how to widen access to reliable and affordable modern energy supplies, and how to ease the negative health and environmental impacts of energy use.

R Globalisation and the transformations of the information age. Related to the liberalisation of markets is globalisation – the world-wide expansion of major companies and their acquisition of, or partnership with, local companies. Procurement of materials and services from distant and foreign sources has become common. New technologies are also diffusing at rates faster than ever before, spurred by world-wide access to the Internet and other information technologies. This expansion can expedite the awareness of sustainable energy options and the deployment of new technologies.

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