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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

UNECE Coal Mine Methane seminar organized by the UNECE Groups of Experts on Coal Mine Methane and on Cleaner Electricity Production will be delivered in cooperation with the Global Methane Initiative (GMI) within the framework of the Global Methane Forum on 16 April 2018 in Toronto, Canada. 

Workshop Coal Mine Methane as a Valuable Energy Source organised by the UNECE Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane, the International Centre of Excellence on Coal Mine Methane in Poland (ICE-CMM Poland), and the Global Methane Initiative (GMI) was delivered within the framework of the School of Underground Mining on 28 February 2018, in Cracow, Poland. 

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.