UNIDO has partnered with the Austrian Energy Agency to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy, including through the development of sustainable energy policies and local capacity building for developing countries and countries with economies in transition.
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]