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SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DIVISION

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2001
   
     
January
Meeting
15-17
Warsaw, Poland
Regional Workshop on Gender and Labour Markets in Transition Countries
Focal point: Ewa Ruminska-Zimny,
Tel: 917 16 98
               
16(pm)-19 Working Party on Pollution and Energy
Focal point: Juan Ramos Garcia, Tel: 917 19 98
           
22 Gas Centre Advisory Board
Focal point: Alexandre Chachine, Tel: 917 24 51
Review and approval of the budget and programme of work of the Gas Centre for 2001 (attendence restricted to the members)
23-24 Working Party on Gas
Focal point: Alexandre Chachine, Tel: 917 24 51
Eleventh annual session
(see agenda ENERGY/WP.3/2001/1)
25 Ad Hoc Group of Experts on the Supply and Use of Gas
Focal point: Alexandre Chachine, Tel: 917 24 51
Second annual session (see agenda ENERGY/WP.3/GE.5/2001/1)
     
March
19 Ad Hoc Meeting on the Steel Market
Focal point: Bernard Roux-Fouillet,
Tel: 917 32 41
UNECE INDUSTRY AND ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT WEEK
The Annual Steel Market meeting will review the publication on the trends in the steel market in the world.
20 Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Steel
Focal point: Bernard Roux-Fouillet,
Tel: 917 32 41
UNECE INDUSTRY AND ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT WEEK
The Ad hoc Group of Experts will review its programme of work for further hand-over to the Working Party on Industry and Enterprise Development (WP.8).
20 Team of Specialists on Internet
Focal point: Daewon Choi, Tel: 917 24 74
UNECE INDUSTRY AND ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT WEEK
The second session of the Team will agree on a programme of work for 2001-2002.
21-22 Working Party on Industry and Enterprise Development, 2nd session
Focal point: Mika Vepsäläinen, Tel: 917 31 97
UNECE INDUSTRY AND ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT WEEK
The second session of WP.8 will consider proposals made by member States and agree on a programme of work for 2001-2002.
23 Ad Hoc Group of Experts on the Chemical Industry
Focal point: Howard Hornfeld, Tel: 917 32 54
UNECE INDUSTRY AND ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT WEEK
The Ad hoc Group of Experts will review its programme of work for further hand-over to the Working Party on Industry and Enterprise Development (WP.8).
26-27 Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency Investments
Focal point: Frederic Romig, Tel: 917 24 07
The UN ECE Energy Efficiency 21 Project Ad Hoc Group of Experts will be meeting to review progress and plan future activities of the UN Foundation supported work on energy efficiency investments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
29-30
Istanbul
Workshop on Standardisation and Quality Control for SMEs
Focal Point: Antal Szabo, Tel: 917 24 71
 
     
June
7-9
Sibenik, Croatia
International Conference "Economies in Transition Share their Experience in SME and in Entrepreneurship Development", combined with the 5th Conference on SME Development in Croatia
Focal point: Antal Szabo, Tel: 917 24 71
Event organized jointly by UNECE, Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises of the Republic of Croatia, Central European Initiative.
11-12
Moscow, Russian Federation
Workshop on "Women Entrepreneurship and SMEs"
Focal point: Antal Szabo, Tel: 917 24 71
Organized by the Organization of the BSEC, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, UNECE and Centre for Contemporary Women.
13-15 COMMITTEE FOR TRADE, INDUSTRY AND ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT, Fifth session
Focal point: Virginia Cram-Martos,
Tel: 917 27 45
or Iouri Adjoubei, Tel. 917 24 88
The Committee will open with a Roundtable on Services in Transition Economies with a distinguished international panel whose objective will be to generate a policy debate on this issue. Other important issues to be discussed include: approval of Recommendations coming from the preceding Forum on
e-Services for Trade, Investment and Enterprise; follow-up to decisions made at the May 2000 ECE session; approval of strategic objectives and goals for the Committee as well as revised terms of reference; reports from the subsidiary bodies; the renewal or approval of revised mandates for a number of sub-groups; and approval of the programme of work for the coming year. All documents for the meeting
13-14 Inter-Agency Task Force on the Harmonization of Energy Reserves/Resources Terminology
Focal point: Slav Slavov, Tel: 917 24 44
 
14(pm) & 15(am) Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Natural Gas Resources
Focal point: Alexandre Chachine,
Tel: 917 24 51
 
     
September
26-27
Istanbul, Turkey
BSEC Ministerial Meeting on Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Focal point: Antal Szabo, Tel. 917 24 71
Meeting organized by the Permanent International Secretariat of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), UNECE, Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Turkey.
     
October

1

Advisory Group on the Protection and Implementation of Intellectual Property Rights for Investment (IPR)
Focal point: Andrei Maevski, Tel. 917 32 96

The 3rd annual session will review the progress in the implementation of the AG programme of work, consider guidelines for the operation of the UNECE Advisory Groups involving representatives of business community and approve a new work programme for the next year.
Web site: http://www.unece-ipr.org/

4-5
Minsk,
Belarus

Workshop on Practical Aspects of Trade Finance in CIS Countries with Special Reference to Problems Encountered by Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
Focal point: Iouri Adjoubei, Tel. 917 24 88

Proceedings of the Workshop will be published.

4-5
Bucharest,
Romania

UNECE Conference on Digital Economy Development for South East Europe and Romania
Focal point:Daewon Choi, Tel. 917 24 74

Team of Specialists on Internet Enterprise Development in collaboration with the Romanian Government.

8-10
Minsk, Belarus

UNF/UNFIP Energy Efficiency Investment for Climate Change Mitigation Project Second session Training Course on Business Planning and Financial Engineering
Focal Point: Frederic Romig, Tel. 917 24 07

Expected output: six business plans for energy efficiency investment projects in Belarus to be presented to sources of financing including the World Bank.
Web site: http://www.ee-21.net/

10-12
Minsk, Belarus

UNF/UNFIP Energy Efficiency Investments for Climate Change Mitigation Project Workshop on Energy Efficiency and Energy Security in the CIS
Focal point: Evgeniy Nadezhdin, Tel. 917 13 90

Expected output: first of three workshops of experts from Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Ukraine and international counterparts to examine energy forecasts to 2010 and discuss the national investments needed to achieve high energy efficiency scenarios, ultimately for a publication on this subject.
Web site: http://www.ee-21.net/

22

Forum of Women Entrepreneurs
Focal point: Ewa Ruminska-Zimny,
Tel. 917 16 98

Women-headed businesses are in many UNECE countries one of the most dynamic sectors. The purpose of the Forum is to integrate women-entrepreneurs within the UNECE region and strengthen their network. Further details

23-26

Working Party on Customs Questions affecting Transport, 99th session
Focal point: Poul Hansen, Tel. 917 32 58

The Working Party will review the status of the 14 United Nations Conventions in the field of border crossing facilitation, which are administered by the Working Party. In particular, the Working Party will consider a new annex on efficient border crossing procedures to the International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods, a new Convention for Customs transit by rail and the progress in the current revision of the TIR Convention as well as a large number of issues relating to the application of the TIR Customs transit procedure.
Web site

23

Forum on Best Practice in Development of Entrepreneurship and SMEs in Countries in Transition: The Polish Experience
Focal point: Antal Szabó, Tel. 917 24 71

The aim of the Forum is to present the development of SMEs and entrepreneurship in Poland covering most of the business sectors in the country. Further details

24

Forum on Best Practice in Development of Entrepreneurship and SMEs in Countries in Transition: The Belarus Experience
Focal point: Antal Szabó, Tel. 917 24 71

 

25-26

Expert Meeting on Best Practice in the Creation of Quality Assurance Systems for Enhancing Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Focal point: Antal Szabó, Tel. 917 24 71

The aim of the Meeting is to present the best practice of quality assurance systems for enhancing the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises. Further details

29

Team of Specialists on CHEMISEED
Focal point: Bernard Roux-Fouillet,
Tel. 917 32 41

 
     
November
Radenci, Slovenia International Conference on Global Tourism and Entrepreneurship in the CEI Region
Focal pointAntal Szabó, Tel: 917 24 71
The purpose of the conference is to present the entrepreneurial approach in marketing the tourist products in the Central European countries as well as in the countries of the European Union, in the sense of support of the national, regional and local subjects of the entrepreneurial development. The Conference is organized by the Slovenian Government in cooperation with the EC, UNECE, World Tourism Organization and OECD. Detailed programme and registration form are available at http://www.pcmg.si/pcmg/eindex.htm
7
Bucharest, Romania
UNECE Side Event on Building a Gender Sensitive Information Society
Focal pointEwa Ruminska-Zimny, Tel:  917 16 98
The Round Table aims at mainstreaming gender into WSIS preparatory process. It will draw on the positive experience and best practices of the UNECE countries in improving women’s access to ICT provided by governments, civil society and private sector. The Round Table is expected to raise the awareness on region specific gender concerns in the process of building Information Society, establish partnership among stakeholders and recommend concrete follow-up activities.
9
Bucharest, Romania
UNECE Side Event on E-Policy and E-Regulation in Transition Economies at the WSIS Pan-European Regional Conference
Focal pointDaewon Choi, Tel:  917 24 74
This workshop provides a synthesis of the discussions undertaken by the UNECE on e-Policy and e-Regulatory Framework for the Information Society at the national, regional and global levels. It aims to contribute to the WSIS 2003 by summarizing main issues currently being addressed at the global fora, explore major implications for the Pan-European region and underline future directions capitalizing on recommendations put forward by regional and international experts. The debate also aims to understand how to establish enabling legal environment for the Information Society by means of appropriate regulatory approach taking into full consideration new technology development and the regional context.
13-15
Skopje,
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Round table sessions on Women’s Entrepreneurship at the Central European Initiative (CEI) Summit Economic Forum
Focal point: Ewa Ruminska-Zimny,Tel: 917 16 98
UNECE will organize four Round Table sessions at the CEI Summit Economic Forum. The sessions will discuss partnership among stakeholders and new initiatives supporting women’s entrepreneurs in CEI countries, with focus on information technology and financial support, initiatives of municipalities and women’s business associations. The results of the first training course for women entrepreneurs organized by CEI, ITCE/WIFI and UNECE will be evaluated. The sessions will conclude with the discussion of projects and follow up activities in 2003. The sessions on women’s entrepreneurship became an annual event at CEI Economic Summits in response to the growing interest of CEI members.
14-15 Ad Hoc Group of Experts on the Harmonization of Energy Reserves/ Resources Terminology
Focal point: Slav Slavov, Tel:  917 24 44
The Ad Hoc Group of Experts should carry out a methodology for evaluating the energy reserves/resources (petroleum, natural gas, coal and uranium) on a common basis. This methodology will be used by all countries worldwide when providing information for the purpose of the WEC Survey on Reserves/Resources.
18-19 High-level Task Force on Valuation and Capitalization of Intellectual Assets
Focal pointAndrei Maevski, Tel:  917 32 96
The first meeting aims at identifying the most important challenges and obstacles faced by the public and private sectors of the member States in their efforts to effectively utilize intellectual assets to the benefit of development and social progress and, therefore, to sustain the innovation process.  It also aims at enabling members of the Task Force to set up work priorities.
Web site
     
18-22 Meetings on Sustainable Energy  

18-19 (am)

Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Coal and Thermal Power
Focal point: Charlotte Griffiths, Tel: 917 1988
The fifth session of the Ad Hoc Group of Experts will assess the status of coal industry restructuring in the transitional economies, with particular emphasis on economic and social impacts. Technological innovations for reducing greenhouse gases from the use of coal as an energy source will also be discussed, together with coal’s role in sustainable development, particularly in the light of the World Summit on Sustainable Development. Web site

19

Task Force on Reforming Energy Prices for Sustainable Development
Focal pointsMikhail Kokine, Tel. 917 23 47 & Slav Slavov, Tel:  917 24 44
A joint Environment/Energy Group to elaborate guidelines to policy making on (a) adapting energy prices in transition countries to market level; and (b) gradual removal of energy subsidies. Development of guidelines on reforming energy prices and subsidies as a joint contribution by the Committees on Sustainable Energy and on Environmental Policy to the Kiev Ministerial Conference "Environment for Europe" (May 2003).
Web site

19 (pm)

Joint Workshop on Carbon Sequestration – Pathway to a Sustainable Future for Fossil Fuels in a Carbon Constrained World
Focal point: Charlotte Griffiths, Tel: 917 1988
This Workshop, via a panel of expert speakers, will provide a basic introduction to carbon sequestration, together with an overview of the current status of international collaborative efforts to develop carbon sequestration technologies. Carbon sequestration offers significant potential to reduce greenhouse gases from fossil fuel use at costs and impacts that are economically and environmentally acceptable – as such, an assessment of the current costs and economic considerations will also be provided. Web site

20-22 (am)

COMMITTEE ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
Focal pointFrederic Romig, Tel:  917 24 07
This annual session includes a Round Table on Energy Security with the Secretary General of OPEC; energy price reforms, a review of technical assistance, networking and Internet applications and follow-up to the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD). Also see http://www.unece.org/ / Sustainable Energy.

21 (pm)

Energy Efficiency 21 Project – European Commission SAVE Programme E-GRIDS Project
Focal point: Sead Vilogorac, Tel. 917 24 62
In relation to the annual session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy the results of this joint UNECE – European Commission project ‘Enhancing Government Regulatory Energy Measures Impact and Diffusion Speed Appraisal Method’ will be presented by the authors and sponsors at a special ‘break out session’ meeting. Also see http://www.ee-21.net/ /Library.

22 (pm)

Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Extension of European Electricity Interconnection
Focal pointFrederic Romig, Tel:  917 24 07
This annual session will review the regulatory aspects of opening up electricity markets, reliability of electric power systems in a liberalised market and developments in sub-regional interconnection in south Eastern Europe, the CIS and the Baltic states. Also see: http://www.unece.org/ /Sustainable Energy
     
25-28
Bishkek, Republic of Kyrgyzstan
Project Working Group “Energo” – 10th session; Project “Rational and efficient use of energy and water recourses in Central Asia”
Focal point: Evgeniy Nadezhdin,
Tel:  917 13 90
A first version of the Strategy on Rational and Efficient Use of Energy and Water Resources in Central Asia will be discussed. Report on creating Energy and Water Efficiency Demonstration Zones in the cities of Bishkek and Almaty will be presented. A preliminary agenda of the session is available