Description/achievement of initiative
The World Energy Council commits to offer our capability, experience, and expertise for the in-depth benchmarking of the impact of country energy and climate policies.
Every year the World Energy Council has been producing the report: “Policies for the future: Assessment of country energy and climate policies” to identify key areas for policy improvements and to understand how successful policies can be transferred from one country to another. To provide energy systems that are simultaneously affordable, stable and environmentally sensitive is the universal aspiration. If the enabling policies are to gain acceptance, promote investment and secure our energy future, they should be built on transparent dialogue that is explicit about the trade-offs between multiple goals, time periods and participants, necessary to overcome this ‘energy trilemma'. The World Energy Council's Energy Sustainability Index ranks the energy sustainability performance of the 90-plus WEC member countries according to the WEC's definition of energy sustainability, which is based on three core dimensions – energy security, social equity and environmental impact mitigation. The goal of the annual Index is to understand and provide high-level insights into a country's likely ability to provide a stable, affordable and environmentally sensitive energy system. To read last year's Assessment of country energy and climate policies, please visit: Policies for the future: 2011 Assessment of country energy and climate policy, World Energy Council
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
World Energy Council