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Part of the UN Development Programme, the Environment and Energy group work in six areas: water governance, frameworks and strategies for sustainable development, sustainable energy, sustainable land management, biodiversity and chemicals management.
The group publishes information on its projects in each of these areas as well case study analyses, policy papers, toolkits for practitioners, press information and links to external websites.
IEA Bioenergy was set up by the International Energy Agency in 1978, with the goal of fostering collaboration between countries with national bioenergy programmes. It undertakes a series of 'tasks', each with a work programme led by a participating nation. Ongoing tasks include analysing bioenergy systems and producing biomass from sustainable forestry.
The International Atomic Energy Agency, an independent UN organisation, works with member states to promote the safe, secure and peaceful development of nuclear technology. The website outlines the organisation's five key areas of work which include helping countries to use nuclear technology for sustainable development, building capacity in energy planning, and providing a framework to protect people's health against radiation. It also signposts relevant resources such as reports, conferences and research laboratories.
This website presents a collection of the International Energy Agency's information and resources on renewable energy. It includes a list of publications, events, projects and activities on renewable energy technologies and markets, including biofuels, solar, wind and geothermal power.
Mandated by 75 countries worldwide, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) aims to promote the transition to and sustainable use of renewable energy. Its website provides information — in English, French, German and Spanish — on the potential, best practices, technology available and funding for renewable energies.
It includes a presentation making the case for IRENA, a discussion paper on its role in the context of other organisations and initiatives, an overview of its founding, preparatory conferences and a roadmap.
This website presents a collection of the information and resources on renewable energy from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). It includes an overview of renewable energy, information on relevant UNEP activities and projects, and a list of related documents and websites.
UNDP activities in Bhutan fall within the framework of the Millennium Development Goals. More specifically, UNDP's support in the area of energy and environment in Bhutan focuses on national conservation strategies and policies, local conservation initiatives that contribute to rural community development and poverty reduction, national capacity to address global environmental concerns, and natural disaster risk reduction.
This organisation promotes the peaceful use of nuclear power and supports the global nuclear energy industry through expert working groups, representation in policy forums, and information sharing. The website publishes news, public information on nuclear energy — including country-specific analysis and background information on nuclear fuel cycles — a communication network for members, an index of nuclear stocks, and relevant publications. It also provides access to a database of nuclear reactors and information on conferences.