|Sustainable Energy News - No. 14 September 1996 (INFORSE, 1996)|
At the European Environmental Ministers' Meeting in Sofia, October 1995, an Environment Program for Europe was approved, including the idea of a European Energy Conservation Strategy.
Preparation of this strategy is now in progress within the UN-ECE [Economic Commission for Europe), with the aim of formulating a proposal before the next Environmental Ministers' Mecting, which is to be held in Denmark in 1998. The first, informal meeting was held on July 4, and the next meeting will be on October 14-15. NGOs have been granted one seat in the meetings.
Developments will be followed by INforSE-Europe as well as by the NGO Coalition "Environment for Europe" which followed the Sofia meeting.