The Group of Experts on Renewable Energy was established to carry out action-oriented, practical activities on renewable energy in line with the UN Secretary General’s Sustainable Energy for All Initiative.
The Group of Experts on Renewable Energy 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 UNECE region. The Group of Experts facilitates regulatory and policy dialogue and sharing of best practices on various renewable energy sources, including biomass, with a view to increasing the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.
2nd Session Group of Experts on Renewable Energy (12 - 13 October 2015, Salle VII, Palais des Nations, Geneva) The Group of Experts on Renewable Energy is carrying out concrete activities that, in line with the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative of the Secretary-General, help significantly increase the uptake of renewable energy in the UNECE region. This year's focus of the 2nd session of the Group of Experts on Renewable Energy is on progress on the uptake of renewable energy in the UNECE region and on the role that the UNECE – and therefore the Group of Experts - can play to facilitate and accelerate necessary changes.
Menu of Efficient and Economic Technologies and Policies to Promote Them in the ECE Region is here proposed as a working document for a framework to exchange best practices in policies in order to accelerate renewable energy uptake in the region. It is the basis for a practical tool for collection, classification, exchange and use of information on concrete cases.
UNECE Renewable Energy Status Report: Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) and the UNECE have joined together to produce the UNECE Regional Renewable Energy Status Report 2015: ToR of the UNECE Status Report.