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Pathways to Sustainable Energy


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

Subregional Workshop - From Commitments to Action - Implementing Pathways to Sustainable Energy in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia
8 October, 10th International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development, Bangkok, Thailand.

In this session modelling results will be presented for Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. The modelling of the sustainable development scenarios will provide insights on the gaps towards achieving sustainable energy targets based on current strategies and ambitions in place. Experts from the subregions will be invited to react to the results and share their insights on the main sustainable energy strategies and targets in place, the sectoral development priorities and key challenges in the context of resource availability, geopolitical influences, and sustainable development. The interactive discussion will focus on exploring the options and scenarios that are of particular relevance for the indicated subregions.


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


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

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