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Pathways to Sustainable Energy

Introduction

The UNECE region will play an important role in attaining the international energy and climate objectives that were agreed in 2015, notably the Seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the agreement reached at the 21st COP meeting in Paris in 2015, referred to as “Paris Agreement”. Energy underpins most of these goals, and the energy sector plays a critical role in finding solutions for both sustainable development and climate change mitigation. Read more >

In focus

Workshop–Deep-dive on Gas – “Improved understanding on the role of natural gas in achieving the 2030 Agenda”, 24 September 2019, Salle XXVI, 2019

The objective of the Workshop is to improve the understanding of UNECE member States on the role of natural gas in achieving 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement and in the light of the ongoing decarbonization of the energy system to further explore the synergies between renewable energy and gas. 

28th Session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy, 25-27 September 2019, Salle XXVI, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Highlights

Project on the “Role of Natural Gas in Achieving 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement”

The objective of the project is to improve the understanding of the UNECE member States on the role of natural gas in achieving 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate Agreement.

The project complements the ongoing UNECE flagship project Pathways to Sustainable Energy to explore the strategic options with respect to natural gas for closing the gaps between the current circumstances and both the commitments the countries have made and what is truly needed to meet long-term sustainability objectives.

UNECE will embark on a series of workshops and studies on:

  • Role of gas in displacing competing fuels
  • Role of gas in supporting the uptake of renewable energy
  • Penetration of gas into new markets through small-scale liquified natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG)
  • Addressing environmental issues associated with natural gas including both methane management and CO2 emissions

Events

14 to 15 May 2019
Salle S4, Palais des Nations, Geneva

15 November 2018
Congress and Exhibition Centre "Parkovy", 16a Park Road, Kyiv, Ukraine