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close this bookWorld Energy Assessment - Energy and the Challenge of Sustainability - Overview (UNDESA - UNDP - WEA - WEC, 2000, 42 p.)
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close this folderWorld Energy Assessment Overview
View the documentIntroduction
View the documentPart 1. Energy and major global issues
View the documentPart 2. Energy resources and technological options
View the documentPart 3. Are sustainable futures possible?
View the documentPart 4. Where do we go from here?
View the documentAnnex: Energy units, conversion factors, and abbreviations
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Acknowledgements

This publication would not have been possible without the strenuous efforts of many people, starting with the members of the Editorial Board and the authors of each chapter, as well as those who represented the establishing institutions. The establishing institutions greatly appreciate their efforts.

The editorial process was skilfully guided by Chair Jose Goldemberg of Brazil. His extensive experience in energy, policy issues, and international relations has been invaluable, and his unwavering commitment to the success of this project has been an inspiration to everyone involved. We are also deeply grateful to the other members of the Editorial Board for their painstaking work in preparing and reviewing this publication under an extremely tight schedule, for their willingness to challenge one another while maintaining a spirit of cooperation, and for their shared commitment to the idea of energy as a tool for sustainable human development.

Project manager Caitlin Allen was instrumental to the success of this project. Her desk was the nexus of communications for the members of the Editorial Board, who were located all over the world. She also managed the administrative, editorial, and graphic design staff that assisted in the preparation of this book, and planned and implemented the outreach phase.

We appreciate the dedicated work of the entire World Energy Assessment team, including Janet Jensen for editorial assistance throughout the project, Nerissa Cortes for handling myriad administrative details, and Natty Davis for assisting with the outreach phase. We are grateful to Julia Ptasznik for creating the distinctive look of the publication and associated materials, and to Communications Development Incorporated for final editing and proofreading.

The establishing organisations also thank the Advisory Panel, peer reviewers, and participants in the consultative and outreach phases of the book.