The Governing Council,
Deeply concerned at the disastrous ecological consequences which might result in the near future from the excessive use of wood as the sole source of energy for the vast majority of people in a large number of developing countries,
1. Urgently appeals to the Preparatory Committee of the United Nations Conference on New and Renewable Sources of Energy to ensure.that, in drawing up the provisional agenda for the conference and preparing the draft plan of action to be submitted for adoption, it gives sufficient emphasis and attaches high priority to the uses of new and renewable energy sources which would make it possible to tackle the major problem of fuelwood)
2. Requests the Executive Director to ensure that this appeal is brought to the attention of the Preparatory Committee at its fourth session.
8th meeting 25 May 1981