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Sustainable Energy

About Sustainable Energy

UNECE’s work on sustainable energy is designed to improve access to affordable and clean energy for all and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the carbon footprint of the energy sector in the region. It promotes international policy dialogue and cooperation among governments, energy industries and other stakeholders.  The focus  is on energy efficiency, cleaner electricity production from fossil fuels, renewable energy, coal mine methane, natural gas, classification of energy and mineral reserves and resources, and energy security.  Read more

Ongoing Studies



NEW Guidelines for application of UNFC to uranium and thorium resources released for public comment
25 June 2015

UNECE Renewable Energy Status Report - Expressions of Interest
Do you have something to say about renewable energy in the UNECE region?
Then become a data contributor for the 2015 UNECE Renewable Energy Status Report!
18 June 2015

The energy transition is underway. Energy efficiency is the largest contributor to CO2 reduction but it proves insufficient to reach climate objectives. Decarbonising remains essential. Watch UNECE's Energy expert David Elzinga interview by Nicolette de Joncaire of l'Agefi, presenting findings from his last study on the energy transition. (Interview in English and in Spanish)
5 June 2015

“How will lower fuel prices impact the production of renewable energy?” , Interview with Oleg Dzioubinski, UNECE Economic Affairs Officer for Energy Efficiency (Interview in English and in Russian)
(Also available on Youtube in English and in Russian)
6 May 2015