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
2nd Session Group of Experts on Renewable Energy (12 - 13 October 2015, Salle VII, Palais des Nations, Geneva) The Group of Experts on Renewable Energy is carrying out concrete activities that, in line with the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative of the Secretary-General, help significantly increase the uptake of renewable energy in the UNECE region. This year's focus of the 2nd session of the Group of Experts on Renewable Energy is on progress on the uptake of renewable energy in the UNECE region and on the role that the UNECE – and therefore the Group of Experts - can play to facilitate and accelerate necessary changes.
Can the world rely on renewable energy? Watch UNECE's Energy expert David Elzinga interview with Al Jazeera
22 Sep 2015
UNECE joins Climate and Clean Air Coalition: UNECE has joined a coalition of international partners working to reap the benefits of addressing air pollution and climate change at the same time. The Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), which was established in 2012 under the auspices of UNEP to promote action on reducing black carbon, methane, ozone and other target substances, now has more than 100 partners all around the world. UNECE will contribute to the CCAC through exchanges of experiences, knowledge and best practices, particularly as they relate to the work under the Committee on Sustainable Energy and the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution, In addition, under the Committee on Sustainable Energy, UNECE also promotes access to affordable and clean energy as well as methane management from extractive industries.
08 September 2015