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Energy Efficiency

Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency

The Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency (GEEE) was established to carry out results-oriented activities that help significantly improve energy efficiency in the region, contributing to climate change mitigation efforts; and strengthen regional cooperation, with a view to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The GEEE focuses on regulatory and policy dialogue addressing financial, technical and policy barriers, and on sharing best practices, including strengthening institutional capacity in the field of energy efficiency.

Work Plan of GEEE for 2018-2019

Work Plan of GEEE for 2016-2017

Work Plan of GEEE for 2014-2015

In Focus

Overcoming Barriers to Investing in Energy Efficiency

This publication presents the outcome of a survey among the energy efficiency practitioners on the challenges and solutions for overcoming barriers to energy efficiency investments.
The primary geographic focus is the UNECE region comprising 56 member States from Western Europe (members and non-members of the European Union), North America (Canada and the United States), South-East Europe, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Israel, Turkey and the Russian Federation.
This is a joint effort by the UNECE and the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency.
The analysis of the survey and its conclusions and recommendations will serve as a useful tool for energy efficiency community. Policy makers can apply the results to the situation in their countries and find approaches to improve investment climate for energy efficiency. 


The second edition of the Best Policy Practices for Promoting Energy Efficiency publication (available in French here) is prepared in the framework of the United Nations Development Account project “Promoting Energy Efficiency Investments for Climate Change Mitigation and Sustainable Development”. It provides additional exemplars of the best policy practices for promoting energy efficiency in UNECE region and beyond. The objective of the publication is to present a structured framework of policies and measures to promote energy efficiency investments for climate change mitigation and sustainable development, as well as to develop a menu of energy efficiency policies and measures.

Outcomes from the Ministerial Conference and 8th International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development

Ministerial Declaration

Outcomes of the Forum

Key Messages

Framework Guidelines


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