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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 >

Key areas of work

In focus

Regretfully, the Global Methane Forum 2020 will not take place as scheduled this March in Geneva, due to public health concerns related to coronavirus.
We appreciate the strong interest and support for this event, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 
It is our intent to reschedule the Global Methane Forum to take place in 2021; please visit the Global Methane Forum 2020's home page for updates.


20 to 24 April 2020
including 11th Session of the Expert Group on Resource Management, Palais des Nations, Geneva

15 to 17 September 2020
Tbilisi, Georgia

07 to 09 October 2020
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

07 to 09 October 2020
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation