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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


Managing methane emissions from energy-related extractive activities is a win-win for delivering on the global promises on climate change and sustainable development: this was the key message delivered by UNECE Executive Secretary Christian Friis Bach in his keynote address to the Global Methane Forum in Washington D.C. on 30 March.  Read more

How can rethinking energy transform lives?

UNECE’s Director of Sustainable Energy, Scott Foster, participated in TEDxPlaceDesNations event that took place in Geneva on 11 February 2016 and gave an insightful talk about the energy mix today and the future of sustainable energy.

Pathways to Sustainable Energy
3rd Workshop
(19-20 April 2016)


Group of Experts on Gas
3rd Session
(21 - 22 April 2016)


Expert Group on
Resource Classification
7th Session
(26 - 29 April 2016)

Major Studies





28 to 30 September 2016
Salle XII, Palais des Nations, Geneva

24 to 25 October 2016
Palais des Nations, Geneva