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Securing Affordable and Sustainable Energy Supplies for all Member States

Sustainable Energy Highlights

NEW Energy for Sustainable Development - Must reality conflict with ambition? (UNECE Sustainable Energy Week (17-21 November 2014) [15 November 2014]

UNFC - a tool for good governance of mineral resources in Africa: good governance of mineral resources is critical for sustainable development in Africa.  This message is being reinforced at the Regional Technical Workshop on UNFC  with a focus on uranium resources (Johannesburg, 10-14 November). UNFC-2009, with its unique applicability to all extractive activities, has been highlighted as the system that can assist African countries in developing and managing their resources.

The Fifth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development will be held in Hammamet, Tunisia, on 4-7 November 2014. The Forum will emphasize attaining the three objectives of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Initiative of the UN Secretary-General through a regional agenda: ensuring universal access to modern energy services, doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency and doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix by 2030.

Mr. Christian Friis Bach, UNECE Executive Secretary. Opening Statement at the 5th International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development, Hammamet, Tunisia, 4-7 November 2014. 
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Mr. Scott Foster, Director, UNECE Sustainable Energy Division. Summary of Day 1 of the 5th International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development, Hammamet, Tunisia, 4-7 November 2014. 
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UNFC-2009 incorporating Specifications for its Application now available in Arabic [4 November 2014]

Revised recommendations to the UNFCCC on how carbon capture and storage could contribute to reducing net GHG emissions (ECE/ENERGY/2014/5, 10 November 2014). The Committee on Sustainable Energy  will be asked to consider endorsing the recommendations at the twenty-third session of the Committee, Geneva 19-21 November.

UNFC-2009 incorporating Specifications for its Application now available in Russian [24 September 2014]

Report from the 1st session of the Group of Experts on Gas, with the Group's work plan, now available [5 September 2014]

UNECE working in support of the 2014-2024 United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All: see the UN-Energy publication issued by UN DESA. [1 September 2014]

Meetings

23rd Session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy 
(19 - 21 November 2014) (starts in the afternoon only), Salle VII, Palais des Nations, Geneva

First Session of the Group of Experts on Renewable Energy 
(18 - 19 November 2014) Salle XXIV, Palais des Nations, Geneva

First Session of the Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency 
(17 - 18 November 2014) Salle XXIV, Palais des Nations, Geneva

UNECE Workshop on UNFC-2009 Classification for Renewable Energies – Opportunities and Challenges 
(17 - 18 November 2014) (starting at 2pm on 17 November) Salle IX, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Regional Workshop on Application of UNFC-2009 to Uranium Resources 
(10 - 14 November 2014) Johannesburg, South Africa

Fifth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development 
(04 - 07 November 2014) Hammamet, Tunisia

9th Session Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane 
(23 October 2014) Salle XI, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Joint Meeting of UNECE and the Coal Subcommittee of the Global Methane Initiative 
(22 October 2014) Salle VIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva

10th Session Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Production from Fossil Fuels 
(21 October 2014) Salle VIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva

News & Publications

NEW Energy for Sustainable Development - Must reality conflict with ambition? (UNECE Sustainable Energy Week (17-21 November 2014) [15 November 2014]

The Executive Secretaries of the five UN Regional Commissions issue joint call for action to accelerate the transition to sustainable energy [4 November 2014]

UNFC under consideration by International Seabed Authority as a resource management tool for application to polymetallic nodules [24 October 2014]

UNECE preparing recommendations to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change on carbon capture and storage: a draft outline of the recommendations is available for comment  [30 August 2014]

Energy efficiency is not improving quickly enough globally or in the UNECE region: this and other pressing issues were discussed by a group of leading global experts in Geneva on 1 September at the Informal Preparatory Meeting of the UNECE Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency  [15 August 2014]

Renewable energy data gaps in UNECE region: meetings held in Geneva on 26 June and Paris on 11 July highlighted that renewable energy data in Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus is neither readily available, up-to-date, accessible nor reliable. This is an obstacle for strategic energy planning in many countries and represents real value added for future activities of the UNECE Group of Experts on Renewable Energy Find the meetings summary here  [20 July 2014]

Report of Expert Group on Resource Classification fifth session now available: more than 170 experts worldwide participated in the UNECE Resource Classification Week, 28 April-2 May.  [10 May 2014]

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