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Ref.: 2004-11-24-149

25 February 2005

Dear Mr. Meisen,

Thank you very much for your request for IUCN endorsement for the GENI Initiative. IUCN well recognises the importance of energy to modern society, and we equally recognise that the current patterns of energy production, transport and use are both unsustainable and carry significant risks for society. IUCN is therefore very pleased to endorse the work of the Global Energy Network Institute, and we look forward to opportunities to work with you as we develop our own activities in this important field.

Sincerely yours,

Achim Steiner
Director General

cc.: Brett Orland, Jeff McNeely, Scott Hajost