The Division's Energy and Transport Branch provides
advisory services to governments and technical support to projects in
the area of energy for sustainable development. Projects and
capacity-building activities are also designed to contribute to carrying
Johannesburg Plan of Implementation, as well as other international
commitments in the area of sustainable development.
Services that are provided cover:
- Access to energy services in developing countries,
particularly in rural areas.
- Managing the demand for energy, largely through energy efficiency
- Transportation planning and policy making as they relate to goals
of reducing emissions, increasing efficiency, and promoting
sustainable modes of transport.
- Technical assistance is directed toward capacity building,
institutional strengthening, regulatory reform, promoting increased
energy and transport investments, and expanding the role of
the private sector and local communities.
With a core staff of in-house energy and transport experts and with
over 200 associated consultants, the Division has the capacity to
technically backstop projects dealing with all aspects of this highly
diverse sector. Key focus areas of current work include:
Energy Efficiency ・integrated resource planning, demand-side
management, energy standards and labeling, promotion of energy
service companies, and access to financing.
Renewable Energy ・commercialization of renewable energy,
entrepreneur development, innovative financing schemes, standards
and best practices, and community participation.
Clean Cities ・environmental monitoring, waste to energy,
transportation energy planning, and clean industrial production
- Public Transport - integrated transport system design,
public awareness, modal shifts, emission reduction
- Cleaner Fuels and Vehicles - lead phase-out, sulphur
reduction, inspection and maintenance policy.
- Clean Fossil Fuel Technologies ・clean coal technologies
including coalbed methane recovery, clean production technologies
for industry, advanced hydrocarbon recovery techniques, and
transboundary air pollution monitoring.