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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

Committee on Sustainable Energy
24th Session

(18-20 November 2015)

Geneva Energy
(17 November 2015)
Graduate Institute

Group of Experts
Energy Efficiency
2nd Session
(5-6 November 2015)

Energy Week:
Fossil Fules in Sustainable Energy Systems
(27-30 October 2015)


Guidelines for Application of UNFC-2009 for Uranium and Thorium Resources endorsed by Committee on Sustainable Energy on 20 November 2015 (27 November 2015)

Statement by Mr. Christian Friis Bach, United Nations Under-Secretary-GeneralExecutive Secretary of the UNECE, at 6th Meeting of the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) Ministers Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (4 November 2015)

Oleg Dzioubinski, Energy Efficiency Programme Manager, speaks of the outcomes of the 6th International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development (in English and in Russian) Interview with Dukascopy TV (15 October 2015)

Can the world rely on renewable energy? Watch UNECE's Energy expert David Elzinga, interview with Al Jazeera 22 September 2015

UNECE joins Climate and Clean Air Coalition: UNECE has joined a coalition of international partners working to reap the benefits of addressing air pollution and climate change at the same time. The Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), which was established in 2012 under the auspices of UNEP to promote action on reducing black carbon, methane, ozone and other target substances, now has more than 100 partners all around the world. UNECE will contribute to the CCAC through exchanges of experiences, knowledge and best practices, particularly as they relate to the work under the Committee on Sustainable Energy and the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution, In addition, under the Committee on Sustainable Energy, UNECE also promotes access to affordable and clean energy as well as methane management from extractive industries. (08 September 2015)

Ongoing Studies





16 December 2015
(starting at 10.00 hours), Salle XII, Palais des Nations, Geneva

07 to 09 December 2015
Havana, Cuba

18 to 20 November 2015
Salle VII, Palais des Nations, Geneva

17 November 2015
(18:30 - 20:00, Auditorium Pictet, Maison de la paix, Graduate Institute Geneva

05 to 06 November 2015
Salle V, Palais des Nations, Geneva

30 October 2015
Salle XI, Palais des Nations, Geneva