THE MARINE MAMMAL COMMISSION COMPENDIUM
BILATERAL / AUSTRIA
First Update; pages 555-557
Done at Vienna 18 September 1994
Entered into force 18 September 1994
Primary source citation: Copy of text provided by the U.S. Department of State
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING ON COOPERATION IN ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS OF ENERGY POLICY AND THE PROTECTION OF GLOBAL CLIMATE BETWEEN THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, YOUTH AND FAMILY AFFAIRS OF THE REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA
Affirming the traditionally friendly and mutually-beneficial relations and cooperation between their respective countries;
Desiring to undertake efforts and endeavours in promoting the development of environmentally sound energy strategies based on sustainable patterns of energy use;
Desiring to strengthen collaboration between the two countries in combating climate change; and
Desiring to exchange nonproprietary information, ideas, skills and techniques in the above-mentioned areas of concern,
Have reached the following understanding to guide their cooperation.
Exchange of information and discussions on existing national policies in the following areas:
sufficient growth of energy supplies;
energy efficiency and conservation measures; and
protection of the biosphere;
Cooperation in the organization of workshops and seminars on subjects of mutual interest;
Exchange of experts and scientists to study problems in the field of energy policy;
Exchange of relevant nonproprietary data and information; and
Cooperation in relevant international fora.
Implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, including the exchange of expertise on National Climate Change Action Plans and development and implementation of agreements under the Convention;
Options in the field of new and renewable energy technologies and in the field of energy efficiency, encompassing both supply-side and demand-side technologies;
Tools for energy-efficient management in industry, and demand-side-management practices of utilities; and
Political instruments to enhance the utilization of new and renewable energy technologies and to foster overall energy efficiency, with a focus on regulation/deregulation in the energy market.
Each Party will work to involve other relevant government institutions and interests of its country to improve the work and cooperation carried out under this MOU.
Cooperation under this MOU will be subject to all applicable laws and regulations of the two countries, and to the availability of personnel and appropriated funds. Each party will be responsible for the costs of its own activities under this MOU.
Signed in duplicate at Vienna, Austria this 18th day of September, 1994. [Signature] For the Department of Energy of the United States of America
[Signature] For the Ministry of Environment, Youth and Family Affairs of the Republic of Austria