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List of Press Releases - 2018-3

UNECE and Pennsylvania State University sign MOU on High Performance Buildings (31 May 2018)

Buildings are central to meeting the challenges of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 2016 Paris Climate Agreement. In the developed world, buildings consume more than 70 percent of the electrical power generated and 40 percent of primary energy. Additionally, ...
UNECE and EuroGeoSurveys to promote the sustainable management of all resources (26 April 2018)

Sustainable resource management is increasingly recognized in Europe as a matter of singular importance to ensure the well-being of society. The achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals hinges greatly on access to energy and raw material resources. UNECE and EuroGeoSurveys (EGS) will be ...
Renewable energy is growing in the UNECE region, but uptake is lagging far behind targets and ambitions (13 April 2018)

In 2014, the UNECE region accounted for 42% of global GDP, 40% of the world’s total primary energy supply and 34% of global carbon emissions from fossil fuel combustion. It is the only region which has substantially increased the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix in the last ...