• English

Renewable Energy

About Renewable Energy

The Group of Experts on Renewable Energy was established to carry out action-oriented, practical activities on renewable energy in line with the UN Secretary General’s Sustainable Energy for All Initiative.

The Group of Experts on Renewable Energy focuses on activities that help significantly increase the uptake of renewable energy in the region and that help achieve the objective of access to energy for all in the UNECE region. The Group of Experts facilitates regulatory and policy dialogue and sharing of best practices on various renewable energy sources, including biomass, with a view to increasing the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

Overview of Activities on Renewable Energy

A Green German Economy
What is Germany doing to push a green economy? Deputy Director General Ulrich Benterbusch,
Federal Ministry For Economic Affairs and Energy interview with Dukascopy TV (EN)  (26 October 2016)


The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Renewable energy Policy Network for the 21st century (REN21) joined forces to produce the UNECE Renewable Energy Status Report which covers 17 selected UNECE member countries located in the South East Europe, the  Caucasus, the Russian Federation and Central Asia. It has been prepared in collaboration with the International Energy Agency (IEA). The report provides a comprehensive overview of the status of renewable energy and energy efficiency markets, industry, policy and regulatory frameworks, and investment activities. The report draws on information from national and regional sources to present the most up-to-date summary of sustainable energy in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Montenegro, Russian Federation, Serbia, Tajikistan, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.


Work Plan 2016-2017 of the Group of Experts on Renewable Energy

Menu of Efficient and Economic Technologies and Policies to Promote Them in the ECE Region is here proposed as a working document  for a framework to exchange best practices in policies in order to accelerate renewable energy uptake in the region. It is the basis for a practical tool for collection, classification, exchange and use of information on concrete cases.

UNECE Renewable Energy Status Report: Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) and the UNECE have joined together to produce the UNECE Regional Renewable Energy Status Report 2015: ToR of the UNECE Status Report.


19 December 2016
13 December 2016
23 September 2016
06 June 2016


20 to 21 October 2016
Baku, Azerbaijan

12 to 13 October 2015
Salle VII, Palais des Nations, Geneva

18 to 19 November 2014
Salle XXIV, Palais des Nations, Geneva