The UNECE undertakes activities to assist countries in enhancing their energy efficiency, promoting the formation of energy efficiency market in the countries so that cost-effective investments can provide a self-financing method of reducing global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Summary of discussions at the Informal Preparatory Meeting of the UNECE Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency held on 1 September 2014 [8 October 2014]
EE is a “much needed fuel to the economy”, as energy demand and global energy prices continue to grow, along with proliferation of pollution from conventional energy sources. From 1990 to 2000, world population has quadrupled whereas energy consumption has increased by a factor of 16. As a result, there is an increase in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), 59% of which are related to carbon dioxide release from fossil fuel combustion. " On 1 September 2014 international energy experts and UNECE member States discussed how to increase the uptake of energy efficiency measures in the region, and which role the newly established Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency could play.
News & Publications
Oleg Dzioubinski, Energy Efficiency 21 Programme Manager, speaks on energy efficiency programmes at UNECE [in Russian]
(Interview with Dukascopy TV, 11 October 2013)
Regional Analysis of Policy Reforms to Promote Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Investments:
Final Report (English)
Executive summary (English, Russian)
ECE Energy Series No. 37
Financing Global Climate Change Mitigation (English)
ECE Energy Series No. 32
Financing Energy Efficiency Investments for Climate Change Mitigation Project
Investor Interest and Capacity Building Needs (English)
Заинтересованность инвесторов и потребности в наращивании потенциала (Russian)
GEE21 Project: Promoting Energy Efficiency Investments for Climate Change Mitigation and Sustainable Development (2012-2014)