Business Action for Energy (BAE) is a business network set up to give input to the UN Commission on Sustainable Development. The Business Action for Sustainable Development (BASD) was a temporary initiative developed around the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD, Johannesburg, 2002). This initiative was a resounding success and this model for positive business co-operation. Businesses positive participation must be continued in the international debate and on-the-ground projects, through partnerships and initiatives that can make a significant contribution to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and the Johannesburg Declaration. Set up in January 2005 by three founding organizations – the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC),
The United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), which will focus on energy, industrial development, climate change, and other important forums in that timeframe. It will be done by coordinating the delivery of international business views, positions, or recommendations, and by communicating the depth and variety of activities and projects undertaken by businesses, often in partnership with governments, international, regional and local agencies, and NGOs, in pursuit of a more sustainable future energy.
BAE brings together international, regional and sector organizations, representing oil, gas, nuclear, coal, electricity and other major energy producers and consumers. At the national level, members include national committees, chambers, chapters of international business organizations and sector associations. The current list of established organizations, including the founding organizations, are the:
* Business Action for Energy