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Renewable Energy

Introduction

The Group of Experts on Renewable Energy was established to carry out action-oriented, practical activities on renewable energy. 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.
GERE in a nutshell
Overview of Activities
Work Plan of the Group of Experts on Renewable Energy for 2020-2021

In focus

UNECE “toolkit” publication on “Towards sustainable renewable energy investment and deployment: Trade-offs and opportunities with water resources and the environment” is a joint effort of the Environment and Sustainable Energy Divisions. This “toolkit” proposes a pragmatic approach to support policy-makers in:

     • enhancing cooperation on renewable energy across sectors
     • exploring co-financing and partnership opportunities
     • maximizing and multiplying the benefits of renewable energy
     • reducing their negative impact on the environment and local
     communities

Join us for the next Online Capacity-building Workshop on Sustainable Renewable Energy Investment and Deployment on October 19, from 14h00 – 16h00 CET. Register here by October 15. This peer-learning dialogue on Water-Energy Nexus will focus on the Caucasus, Central Asia and Eastern and South Eastern Europe. The objective of the event is to present the UNECE toolkit and explore together with Government officials, experts and other stakeholders how this toolkit can be applied and adapted for UNECE subregions. Do not miss the opportunity to learn how you can use this toolkit for strategic policy planning and project development.

Highlights

Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Investments for Climate Change Mitigation - FINAL REPORT  -  The purpose of this final report is to review the implementation of the project Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Investments for Climate Change Mitigation (FEEI) and to evaluate the extent to which the main project objectives were achieved. (7 November 2018)

UNECE Sustainable Energy Division implemented 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 Sustainable Energy Division implemented a field project "Application of biogas technology model for rural areas in Kyrgyzstan:  Objective: To introduce a cost-effective green technology biogas mode in the rural area of Kyrgyzstan. (October 2018)

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.