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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


A two day-long capacity-building workshop on Best Practices in Coal Mine Methane Capture and Utilization will be delivered jointly by the UNECE Group of Experts on CMM and the Global Methane Initiative (GMI) on 24-25 July 2018 in Bogota, Columbia. 

Register here for the 27th session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy on accelerating and deepening the transition to sustainable energy systems.

Thirteenth Annual Session of the Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane will be held on 24-25 September 2018 in Geneva.



Status and Perspectives for Renewable Energy Development in the UNECE Region 2017
Jointly with Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena) – German Energy Agency, Division of Renewable Energy and Energy-efficient Mobility 

The UNECE and the  German Energy Agency (dena) have joined forces to issue this report, which features good practices for and experiences of renewable energy policymaking. All countries can benefit from the experience of others in their quest to “do renewable energy right“. Read more

The North American Passive House Network Conference took place in Oakland, California on 4-8 October 2017.

Mr. Scott Foster, Director, SED, keynote speech

The message by the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations Ms. Amina Mohammed presented to the conference.

Applying UNFC to Solar Energy - An Introduction
This video provides a short introduction to the application of UNFC to solar energy and the benefits it will bring in particular to investors in energy projects.