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The Group of Experts on Gas advises the Committee on Sustainable Energy on the role of gas in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and provides a forum for multi-stakeholder dialogue on sustainable and clean production, distribution and consumption of natural gas in the UNECE region.

Four dedicated Task Forces under the Group focus on:

Best practice guidance on:

-reducing methane emissions along gas value chain
-the role of gas in increasing the uptake of renewable energy
-liquefied natural gas

Recommendations on removing barriers to the use of gas as a transportation fuel.


Survey on Methane Management  The UNECE Secretariat in consultation with the secretariats of the International Gas Union, the World Coal Association and the World Petroleum Council and other industry experts, has prepared a survey of how methane monitoring is done currently.

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 2016. Read more

UNECE’s Scott Foster: Promoting sustainable energy developments Gastech News at the European Autumn Gas Conference, Geneva, 7 March 2016.

Natural gas vehicles can NOx your SOx off, 05 February 2015

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27 March 2019
Salle XI, Palais des Nations, Geneva

25 to 26 March 2019
Starting at 10.00 AM, Salle XI, Palais des Nations, Geneva

22 to 23 March 2018
Starting at 10.00 AM, Salle V, Palais des Nations, Geneva