UNIDO, Austrian Energy Agency to Promote Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

2 May 2011: The UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has entered into a partnership with the Austrian Energy Agency (AEA) to help promote and support the efficient use of energy, especially of renewable energy and innovative technologies with a special focus on climate change mitigation.

The UNIDO-AEA partnership will focus on: development and support of sustainable energy supply at the national, regional and international levels; increased energy efficiency on the supply and demand side; and renewable energies for productive uses and income generation at the household and industrial levels. UNIDO and AEA will also aim to: help in the development of sustainable energy policies and regional partnerships; and help build local capacity in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy in developing countries and countries with economies in transition. [UNIDO Press Release]