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Committee Objectives

The Committee and its subsidiary bodies will focus on issues related to the following areas:

  • energy efficiency - ECE focuses on activities that help significantly improve energy efficiency in the region, thus contributing to climate change mitigation efforts and helps to strengthen regional cooperation in energy efficiency, with a view to reducing greenhouse gas emissions;
  • cleaner electricity production from fossil fuels - ECE focuses on activities that significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from electricity production from fossil fuels;
  • renewable energy - ECE focuses on activities that help significantly increase the uptake of renewable energy in the region and that help achieve the objective of access to energy for all in the ECE region;
  • coal mine methane - ECE promotes the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from coal mines by means of activities that may help the recovery and use of methane in order to reduce the risks of explosions in coal mines;
  • United Nations Framework Classification - ECE continues its work on the classification of energy and mineral reserves and resources;
  • natural gas - ECE provide a forum for multi-stakeholder dialogue on ways to promote the sustainable and clean production, distribution and consumption of gas in the ECE region (current activities on natural gas include development of best practice guidance in reducing gas leaks in the gas value chain;
  • development of best practices on the role of natural gas in significantly increasing the uptake of renewable energy in the UNECE region and helping achieve the objective of access to energy for all in the region;
  • removing barriers to the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel;
  • and development of best practice guidance for liquefied natural gas (LNG).  In addition the Committee is to continue its energy security dialogue.

Members of the Bureau 2013-2015
Reports of the Bureau and Extended Bureau Meetings

ProgrammeOperating Modalities of the Committee on Sustainable Energy and its Subsidiary Bodies  

  • Committee on Sustainable Energy
  • Working Party on Gas
  • Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Supply and Use of Gas
  • Gas Centre
  • Steering Committee of the Energy Efficiency 21 Programme
  • Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency Investments for Climate Change Mitigation
  • Group of Experts on Global Energy Efficiency 21 Project (GEE21)
  • Ad Hoc Group of Experts on  Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane (CMM)
  • Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Production from Coal and Other Fossil Fuels
  • Expert Group on Resource Classification

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