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Energy Efficiency

About Energy Efficiency

The Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency (GEEE) was established to carry out concrete, results-oriented activities that, in line with the "Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative of the United Secretary-General, help significantly improve energy  efficiency in the region, thus contributing to climate change mitigation efforts; and strengthen regional cooperation in energy efficiency, with a view to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The Group of Experts focuses on regulatory and policy dialogue addressing financial, technical and policy barriers to improve energy efficiency and on sharing experience and best practices in the field of energy efficiency in the United Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) region, including on strengthening institutional capacity in energy efficiency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Work Plan of the Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency for 2016-2017

Work Plan of the Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency for 2014-2015


This is the second edition of the Best Policy Practices for Promoting Energy Efficiency publication prepared in the framework of the United Nations Development Account project “Promoting Energy Efficiency Investments for Climate Change Mitigation and Sustainable Development”. It provides additional exemplars of the best policy practices for promoting energy efficiency in UNECE region and beyond. The objective of the publication is to present a structured framework of policies and measures to promote energy efficiency investments for climate change mitigation and sustainable development, as well as to develop a menu of energy efficiency policies and measures.

Overcoming barriers to investing in energy efficiency
This study is a result of a joint research by the UNECE and the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency and is based on the results of the survey on overcoming barriers to investing in energy efficiency conducted over the period 10 January – 7 February 2017. The survey was posted on the website of the UNECE and sent to the UNECE Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency, the Committee on Sustainable Energy, the network of experts of the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency, networks of other relevant organizations, and to other experts in the areas of energy efficiency and sustainable energy. This report covers the analysis of both the first (general) part of the survey and the second part with specific questions related to the energy efficiency in industry. It is to be issued as a publication in the coming months. If you have any question, please contact oleg.dzioubinski@unece.org.
Please click here to see the report

Energy For Sustainable Development - Are the solutions achievable?
Expectations for the upcoming International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development.
Oleg Dzioubinski, UNECE (Interview with Dukascopy TV, 19 September 2016)


31 October to 01 November 2017
Salle VIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva

30 to 31 October 2017
Salle VIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva