Securing Affordable and Sustainable Energy Supplies for all Member States
Sustainable Energy Highlights
No sustainable development without sustainable energy: At the high-level Panel on Energy in the Post-2015 Agenda during the Vienna Energy Forum on 28 May 2013, Mr. Sven Alkalaj, Executive Secretary of UNECE, emphasized the need to provide secure, affordable and sustainable energy. Link to article "UNECE participates in Vienna Energy Forum 2013" (UNECE Weekly 532, 3-7 June 2013). Link to Statement by Mr. Sven Alkalaj.
Why "unified" reporting of the world's energy and mineral resources is important Expert Opinion by Brad Van Gosen, Research Geologist, United States Geological Survey (USGS) and Vice Chair, Expert Group on Resource Classification
Comparable energy reserves and resources – why we should care Expert Opinion by David MacDonald, Vice President Segment Reserves, BP and Chair, Expert Group on Resource Classification
On communicating complex information Expert Opinion by David Elliott, Retired Chief Petroleum Adviser, Alberta Securities Commission and Vice Chair, Expert Group on Resource Classification
Our Sustainable Development Imperative: Provide modern and efficient energy services Expert Opinion by Mark Hopkins, International Energy Efficiency Director, UN Foundation
The 21st Session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy (28-29 November 2012, Geneva) focused on Managing Change: Enabling the Shift to Sustainable Energy.
Smart Cities: Scott Foster was interviewed on the BBC Click programme regarding Smart Cities. Since 70% of the 9 billion people on earth in 2050 will be living in cities, the challenges of sustainable urban development must be addressed. Part of the solution could well be Smart Cities that integrate urban planning, architectural design, ICT and energy management to improve energy efficiency, reduce environmental pollution, provide innovative economically viable means to absorb urban growth including in LDCs, and enhance living conditions. Link to audio presentation.
Sustainable energy concepts: Scott Foster explains the underlying concepts of sustainable energy and provides examples of UNECE's work in the field. Link to video presentation.
UNFC: Michael Lynch-Bell, Chair of UNECE's Expert Group on Resource Classification, explains what the UNFC does and which players in the economy will be using the classification system. Link to video presentation.
Scott Foster explains how UNECE's work on resource classification fits with the UN's mandate of securing affordable and sustainable energy supply. Link to video presentation.
UNECE and natural gas: Scott Foster, Director of UNECE's Sustainable Energy Division, explains the role and mission of the Division. He highlights the critical role that natural gas can play on the path to a sustainable energy future. Link to video presentation.Alexander Karasevich, Chairman, UNECE Working Party on Gas, Director General, OJSC "Gazprom Promgaz", explains how the Working Party on Gas works (in Russian). Link to video presentation. Gheorghe Radu, Vice Chairman, UNECE Working Party on Gas, Director, Investment and Technical Division, Romgaz, explains why the group launched a study on Underground Gas Storage (UGS) in Europe and Central Asia. Link to video presentation.
News & Publications
UNECE participates in Vienna Energy Forum 2013 (UNECE Weekly No. 532, 2-7 June 2013)
EU Member States assess use of UNFC for raw materials supply (UNECE Weekly 504, page 2 (21 Nov 2012)
Promotion of common actions and co-operation in the OSCE area in the fields of development of sustainable energy and transport : Review of the Implementation of the OSCE Commitments in the Field of Energy Efficiency
Best Practice Guidance for Effective Methane Drainage and Use in Coal Mines (download advance version)
ECE Energy Series No. 31 Read more>
Financing Global Climate Change Mitigation (download)
ECE Energy Series No. 37 Read more>
Financing Energy Efficiency Investments for Climate Change Mitigation Project
Investor Interest and Capacity Building Needs
(ECE Energy Series No. 32) Read more>