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Committee on Sustainable Energy

About the Committee on Sustainable Energy

The Committee on Sustainable Energy is an intergovernmental body that provides member States with a platform for international dialogue and cooperation. It is mandated to carry out a programme of work in the field of sustainable energy with a view to providing access to affordable and clean energy to all, in line with the “Sustainable Energy for All” initiative of the Secretary-General, and to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the carbon footprint of the energy sector. 

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In Focus

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Considering the fundamental role of energy to achieve the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, the UNECE Committee on Sustainable Energy will continue its dialogue on Accelerating and deepening the transition to sustainable energy systems.

The keynote address will elude to global and regional energy challenges and stories on where the world is headed with an emphasis on innovative technologies, digitalization, and materials management. In a moderated discussion, the Committee will be invited to share views about opportunities and limitations of arising business models and technology innovation and to offer thoughts on disruptive factors, uncertainties and possibilities of response through the project it oversees on Pathways to Sustainable Energy. More information and registration

Highlights

Global Tracking Framework: UNECE Progress in Sustainable Energy
The UNECE regional GTF report tracks progress towards the objectives of Sustainable Development Goal #7 “to Ensure Access to Affordable, Reliable, Sustainable and Modern Energy for All” (SDG 7). Building upon the three SDG 7 pillars of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy access, the report goes further to present additional information about the current status of sustainable energy within UNECE sub-regions.

The report finds that, overall, the achievement of all three SDG 7 goals is not on track, and that efforts need to be accelerated if the UNECE region is to achieve the SDG 7 targets by 2030 (December 2017).  Read more