UNIDO director general: Other countries can use Azerbaijani achievements in energy (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 30 / Trend /
Dr. Kandeh K. Yumkella, Director General of United Nations Industrial Development Organization, who is on a two-day trip to Azerbaijan, spoke at ADA's "Global Perspectives" series of lectures about the main obstacles challenging global development today.
He touched upon increasing demand for energy along with the fast growing demography of some continents, including Africa and Asia. Based on data from reputable sources, energy demand will increase 40-45 percent by 2030, while in the same period, the population of Africa is expected to increase to 1.3 billion from the 1 billion it is today. In these circumstances, Dr. Yumkella stressed, the importance of resource efficiency and optimization can not be overstressed.
Talking about Azerbaijan, the Director General of UNIDO emphasized Azerbaijan's contribution to the world energy market and its active role in the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative and added that countries around the globe should learn from the Azerbaijan experience in this particular field.