7 June 2004

Over 2,500 participants from 154 countries reaffirmed their commitment to substantially increase the global share of renewable energy in the total energy supply at last week's International Conference for Renewable Energies (renewables 2004) held in Bonn, Germany from 1 - 4 June. IUCN Director General Achim Steiner addressed renewables 2004 during the Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue from the perspective of the Scientific and Technological Community stakeholder group. In a busy week for IUCN, the Environmental Law Programme (ELP) hosted a side event on international law and the promotion of renewable energy together with the REILP and Adelphi Research and provided the only exhibit focused on law and renewable energy, distributing copies of "Energy Law and Sustainable Development" and the just released 2004 IUCN ELP Newsletter, which focuses on energy. Earlier in the week, IUCN's Environmental Law Centre, Bonn played host to the United Nations Foundation and the United Nations Fund for International Partnership's "Sustainable Energy Development Practitioners Conference" attended by over 40 energy experts from all over the world.

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