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Sustainable Energy

About 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


Business models and smart policies for scaling up renewable energy. Scott Foster, Director of the Sustainable Energy Division at UNECE, joined a high level panel at the Vienna Energy Forum 2015 to discuss business models and smart policies for scaling up renewable energy.  In his remarks Mr. Foster focused on the challenge to get on a determined pathway to sustainable energy, one that balances the enormous climate challenge the world faces with the reality that fossil fuel will retain an important share of the world's primary energy mix for the foreseeable future.
8 July 2015

Specifications for application of UNFC to injection projects for the purpose of geological storage released for public comment
8 July 2015

Guidelines for application of UNFC to uranium and thorium resources released for public comment
25 June 2015

UNECE Renewable Energy Status Report - Expressions of Interest
Do you have something to say about renewable energy in the UNECE region?
Then become a data contributor for the 2015 UNECE Renewable Energy Status Report!
18 June 2015

The energy transition is underway. Energy efficiency is the largest contributor to CO2 reduction but it proves insufficient to reach climate objectives. Decarbonising remains essential. Watch UNECE's Energy expert David Elzinga interview by Nicolette de Joncaire of l'Agefi, presenting findings from his last study on the energy transition. (Interview in English and in Spanish)
5 June 2015