The expert group that is preparing for the UN Commission for Sustainable Development´s 9th Session (CSD9) has proposed to consider nuclear energy technologies for sustainable development, with due consideration of the means of producing nuclear energy, including technology transfer.
INFORSE and other NGOs are protesting against this proposal. In a petition to the CSD chairs and members, they state:
"We consider any focus on nuclear energy to be against both the spirit of Agenda 21 and the mandate of the UN CSD as well as contrary to the intrests of developing countries ...
... Therefore, we, the undersigned NGOs active in development, environmental and human rights issues urge you to preserve the integrity of the CSD process by ensuring that all non-sustainable energy techologies, particularly nuclear energy, are excluded from CSD9 ..." .
Full text of the NGO statement: www.inforse.org
Minutes of the expert group: www.un.org/esa/sustdev/csd9_2001.htm