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Sustainable Energy

About Sustainable Energy

UNECE’s work on sustainable energy is designed to improve access to affordable and clean energy for all and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the carbon footprint of the energy sector in the region. It promotes international policy dialogue and cooperation among governments, energy industries and other stakeholders.  The focus  is on energy efficiency, cleaner electricity production from fossil fuels, renewable energy, coal mine methane, natural gas, classification of energy and mineral reserves and resources, and energy security.  Read more

In Focus

The Sixth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development, Yerevan, Armenia, 29 September -2 October 2015. The Forum is organized by the Government of Armenia, the United Nations Regional Commissions, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Office in Armenia, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency (C2E2), the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), and Habitat for Humanity International. Read more


Can the world rely on renewable energy? Watch UNECE's Energy expert David Elzinga interview with Al Jazeera
22 Sep 2015

UNECE joins Climate and Clean Air Coalition: UNECE has joined a coalition of international partners working to reap the benefits of addressing air pollution and climate change at the same time. The Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), which was established in 2012 under the auspices of UNEP to promote action on reducing black carbon, methane, ozone and other target substances, now has more than 100 partners all around the world. UNECE will contribute to the CCAC through exchanges of experiences, knowledge and best practices, particularly as they relate to the work under the Committee on Sustainable Energy and the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution, In addition, under the Committee on Sustainable Energy, UNECE also promotes access to affordable and clean energy as well as methane management from extractive industries.
08 September 2015

Ongoing Studies





30 October 2015
Salle XI, Palais des Nations, Geneva

28 October 2015
Salle XI, Palais des Nations, Geneva

27 October 2015
Salle XI, Palais des Nations, Geneva

12 to 13 October 2015
Salle VII, Palais des Nations, Geneva

29 September to 02 October 2015
Yerevan, Armenia