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21st Session Committee on Sustainable Energy

28 - 29 November 2012

Salle VII, Palais des Nations, Geneva

The 21st Session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy focused on “Managing Change: Enabling the Shift to Sustainable Energy”. The meeting took place in Geneva at the Palais des Nations, on 28-29 November 2012.

The substantive discussion of the Committee on Sustainable Energy opened with introductory presentations on the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative, Rio+20 and Managing Change, as applicable to the UNECE region.

In line with the objectives of the Secretary General's initiative on Sustainable Energy for All, the dialogue considered the situation in the UNECE region in relation to access to energy for all, doubling the rate in energy efficiency and increasing the share of renewables in the energy mix.

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Provisional Programme 

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Managing Change: Enabling the Shift to Sustainable Energy - Summary Note

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Annotated Provisional Agenda for the Twenty-first session-Revision
ECE/ENERGY/88/Rev. 1

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Annotated Provisional Agenda for the Twenty-first session
ECE/ENERGY/88

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Report of the Committee on Sustainable Energy on its twenty-first session
ECE/ENERGY/89

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Regional Advisory Services in the Field of Energy
ECE/ENERGY/2012/1

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Cooperation and coordination with other intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations
ECE/ENERGY/2012/2

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Provisional Calendar of Meetings for 2013
ECE/ENERGY/2012/3

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Biennal Evaluation Report for 2010-2011
ECE/ENERGY/2012/4

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Draft Strategic Framework for 2014-2015
ECE/ENERGY/2012/5

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Draft Prgramme of work for the subprogramme on Sustainable Energy for 2012-2013
ECE/ENERGY/2011/4

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28 November 2012

Managing Change: Enabling the Shift to Sustainable Energy (agenda item 3)

Energy at UNECE as seen by the Chair of G20/G8 in 2013
Evgeniy Nadezhdin, Advisor to the Director General, Russian Energy Agency

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The UN Conference on Sustainable Development and the SE4All Initiative
Marina Ploutakhina UNIDO/SE4All

The UN Conference on Sustainable Development and the SE4All Initiative – The EU Contribution
Faouzi Bensarsa, Representative of the European Commission,  Special Advisor for Energy Matters representing Commissioner Piebalgs

Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change: Perspectives on Renewable Fuels
John Reilly, Co-Director, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

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Doubling the Uptake of Energy Efficiency in the UNECE Region
Robert Tromop, Head Energy Efficiency Unit, International Energy Agency

Doubling the Share of Renewable Energy by 2030
Dolf Gielen, Director, Innovation and Technology Centre, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

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Global Vision for Gas: The Pathway towards a Sustainable Energy Future with Energy Access, Energy efficiency and Renewable Energy
Torstein Indrebo, Secretary General, International Gas Union

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Energy Efficient Building Policy Framework
Jennifer Layke, Executive Director of JCI’s Institute for Building Efficiency, Johnson Controls

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Monitoring Progress of Achieving Sustainable Energy for All
Vivien Foster, Sector Manager, Energy Unit Sustainable Energy Department, World Bank

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The Fundamental Role of Mediterranean Energy Regulators in Shaping a Harmonized Electricity Market in the Mediterranean Region
Isabella Alloisio, Manager, MEDREG

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Cooperation and coordination with other Sectoral Committees of the Commission (agenda item 4)
ROUND TABLE

The changing role of electricity- reducing the environmental footprint of fossil based electricity
Hans Püttgen, Professor and Director, Energy Center EPFL – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne

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Development Policies and Cross-Sectoral Coordination
Monika Linn, Principal Adviser to the Executive Secretary, UNECE

Environmental Policy
Zaal Lomtadze, Chief of Section, Environmental Policy,  UNECE Environment Division

Housing and Land Management; Forestry and Timber
Paola Deda, Chief of Section, UNECE FAO Forestry and Timber Section

Statistics
Lidia Bratanova, Director, UNECE Statistical Division

Transport
Eva Molnar, Director, UNECE Transport Division

Economic Cooperation and Integration
Geoffrey Hamilton, Chief of Section, Cooperation and Partnerships Section, UNECE Economic Cooperation and Integration Division

Sustainable Energy
Scott Foster, Director, UNECE Sustainable Energy Division

Review of the work of the Committee and its subsidiary bodies after the 2005 UNECE Reform (agenda item 6); 
Regional Advisory Services in the field of energy (agenda item 7)
ROUND TABLE

Review of the UNECE activities on Energy
Jean-Christophe Füeg

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United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources (UNFC)
Michael Lynch-Bell, Chairman Ex-officio, Expert Group on Resource Classification

Coal Mine Methane (CMM)
Ray Pilcher, Chairperson, Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane

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Working Party on Gas (WPG)
Alexei Zorya , Working Party on Gas, Extended Bureau Member, Sergey Balashov, Chairperson, UNECE Gas Centre

UNECE Gas Centre
Sergey Balashov, Chairperson, UNECE Gas Centre

Steering Committee on Energy Efficiency 21 (EE21)
Mark Hopkins, Chairperson,  Steering Committee of the Energy Efficiency 21 (EE21) Programme

Group of Experts on Global Energy Efficiency 21 (GEE21)
Robert Tromop, Chairperson, Group of Experts on Global Energy Efficiency 21

Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency Investments for Climate Change Mitigation
Evgeniy Nadezhdin, Chairperson, Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency Investments
for Climate Change Mitigation

Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Production from Coal and other Fossil Fuels (CEP)
Vladimir Budinsky, acting Chairperson, Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Production from Coal and other Fossil Fuels

Regional advisory services in the field of energy
Adam Sek, Regional Adviser

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29 November 2012

Cooperation and coordination with other intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations (agenda item 5)
Managing Change- Enabling the shift to Sustainable Energy- Actions by countries and the role of UN Regional Commissions

UN Regional Economic Commissions
Their role in support of SE4ALL
Martin Krause, Energy and Environment Practice Leader

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Kyrgyzstan
Shamil Dikambaev, Director of Energy Center, Ministry of Energy and Industry

Kazakhstan
Askar Tazhiyev, Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Tajikistan
Khaidar Kholov, Deputy Minister of Energy and Industry

Switzerland
Jean-Christophe Füeg, Head of International Energy Affairs, Federal Office of Energy

Belarus
Uladzimir Kamashka, Deputy Director, Department for Energy Efficiency

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Russian Federation
Evgeniy Nadezhdin,  Adviser to the Director General, Russian Energy Agency, Russian Federation

Cooperation and coordination with other intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations

International Energy Agency (IEA)
Robert Tromop, Head of Energy Efficiency Unit

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Paul Warren, Energy Systems Analyst

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Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)
Jagoda Sumicka, Trade Policy Analyst

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Energy Charter Secretariat (ECS)
Gabriela Prata Dias, Senior Expert

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Energy and Environment Practice Leader, UNP Europe and the CIS, Bratislava Regional Centre, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Martin Krause, Energy and Environment Practice Leader

Carbon Capture Utilization and  Storage: Global Benefits and Local Advantages
Barbara N. McKee, Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Fossil

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Chairman's Summary - Item 3

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