Vera,I.A., Langlois,L.M., Rogner,H.H.,Jalal,A.I. and Toth,F.L.(2005): Indicators for sustainable energy development: An initiative by the International Atomic Energy Agency. Natural Resources Forum, 29, 274-283.


 Since 1999, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been leading a multinational, multi-agency effort to develop a set of energy indicators useful for measuring progress on sustainable development at the national level. This effort has included the identification of major relevant energy indicators, the development of a framework for implementation and the testing of the applicability of this tool in a number of countries. To achieve these goals, the IAEA has worked closely with other international organizations, leaders in energy and environmental statistics and analysis including the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the International Energy Agency (IEA), Eurostat and the European Environment Agency (EEA). Also, the IAEA completed a three-year coordinated research project for the implementation and testing of the original set of indicators in seven countries - Brazil, Cuba, Lithuania, Mexico, the Russian Federation, the Slovak Republic and Thailand. This article provides an overview of the IAEA programme on Indicators for Sustainable Energy Development (ISED) and highlights its experiences and accomplishments.

Keywords: Energy indicators; Sustainable development; Energy statistics; Energy policy; International Atomic Energy Agency』

1. Introduction
2. Background
3. First phase. Definition: Indicators for sustainable energy development (ISED) - the original set
 3.1. Economic dimension
 3.2. Social dimension
 3.3. Environmental dimension
 3.4. Institutional dimension
4. Second phase. Implementation
5. Second phase. Refinement: Energy indicators for sustainable development (EISD)
6. Using EISD for analysis
7. Conclusions