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List of Press Releases - 2015-6

Renewable energy still facing challenges in 17 countries in South and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia (19 November 2015)

Despite comprising over 300 million inhabitants and representing 4.9% of the world’s GDP  17 UNECE countries in South and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia represented only 0.5% or USD 0.9 billion of global renewable energy investment in 2014. Attracting investment represents a ...
New coal mine methane centre in Poland will save lives and tackle climate change (30 October 2015)

Coal production, transportation, storage and use account for roughly 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions. To reduce these emissions, which heavily contribute to global warming, one of the more effective near-term options at the production stage is the capture and use of methane from coal mines. ...
Common actions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal on Energy Agreed at the 6th International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development (29 September 2015)

More than 260 energy experts from around the world agreed today on a set of common actions to help countries achieve the sustainable development goal on energy that was endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly on 25 September 2015. Sustainable Development Goal 7 is to “ensure access to ...
Specifications for application of UNFC to injections projects for geological storage of CO2 released for public comment (08 July 2015)

Specifications for the application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources 2009 (UNFC) to injection projects for geological storage were released today for public comment until 15 September 2015. The initial and main focus of the ...
Guidelines for application of UNFC to uranium and thorium resources released for public comment (25 June 2015)

Guidelines for the application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources 2009 (UNFC) to uranium and thorium resources were released today for public comment until 20 August 2015. The views of all stakeholders are critical to ensure ...
UNECE signs MoU with the International Gas Union (IGU) (30 April 2015)

Gas could play a key role in the transition towards a low carbon economy. In order to accelerate the move towards this transition, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the International Gas Union (IGU) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalize their ...