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Committee on Energy, 9th Session


The Committee on Energy of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) held its ninth session at The Regency Hotel in Kuwait on 12-13 June 2013.

The session agenda included several priority topics, including: follow-up on the implementation of recommendations made by the Committee on Energy at its eighth session; progress made in the implementation of energy-related activities under the ESCWA programme of work between the eighth and ninth sessions of the Committee on Energy; executed projects to be implemented through the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in ESCWA member countries; the adoption and application of renewable energy technologies in ESCWA member countries; and the proposed ESCWA programme of work for the biennium 2014-2015 in the field of energy. The meeting also reviewed the results of international and regional meetings in the field of energy, including the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), and the joint consultative meeting of the Committee on Water Resources and the Committee on Energy on the interrelationship between the water and energy sectors in ESCWA member countries. There was a general discussion on the programmes and achievements of member countries in this area. The Committee concluded a set of recommendations relating to each item on the agenda.