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16th Session Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Systems

23 - 24 November 2020

Palais des Nations, Geneva and ONLINE

Join us for the 16th session of the Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Systems to do a reality check on carbon neutrality and the ongoing energy transition. This year’s meetings will be an opportunity to review the achievements of the Group through three interactive workshops and roundtables on carbon neutrality, carbon capture, utilization and storage and the interplay of technologies.

Join us in person or online. The session will be organized through Interprefy and will offer simultaneous translation (EN/ RU/ FR). Registration is mandatory for all participants.

To attend, please register here.

Main topics:

23 November 2020
11.00-11.30        Matters related to the Group of Experts
11.30-13.00        Attaining carbon neutrality – a workshop
13.00-14.30        Role of nuclear energy in attaining carbon neutrality – a workshop
15.00-17.00        High-level roundtable on carbon capture, utilization and storage

24 November 2020
11.00-13.00        Subregional workshop on attaining carbon neutrality
15.00-17.00        Matters related to the Group of Experts


 Please note that due to the hybrid format, the length of each session will be reduced from three to two hours.

COVID-19 Alert. For those who will be joining us in-person in Geneva, we would like to kindly re-iterate the Covid-19 measures at the Palais des Nations: you must stay home if you have any flu-like symptoms whatsoever. Your details (name & contact number), which we have collected, will be shared with the UN medical service for contact tracing if it is determined that you might have come into contact with someone who later tested positive for Covid-19.

We look forward to your participation in our events!

Documentation

Detailed programme

Weekly overview

Please consult the information about joining online prior to the meeting. The checklist is here.

Connection information to participate online.

Registration

https://indico.un.org/event/31356/

Please take note that when registering to the above link, you will be automatically registered for the 16th Session of the Cleaner Electricity Systems too. Disregard the title (29th Session). You should consider it as the "Energy Week".

Document Title & SymbolENGFRERUS
I. Opening and Introduction
Agenda item 1: Adoption of the agenda
Annotated provisional agenda for the sixteenth session
ECE/ENERGY/GE.5/2020/1
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Agenda item 4: Attaining carbon neutrality
Pathways to Sustainable Energy - policy recommendations by the Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Systems
ECE/ENERGY/GE.5/2020/3
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Interplay of technologies including between flexible clean coal, natural gas and renewable energy
ECE/ENERGY/GE.5/2020/4
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Alternative electricity market models in support of carbon neutrality
ECE/ENERGY/GE.5/2020/5
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The role of ICT in enabling high-performance buildings and smart, sustainable cities
ECE/ENERGY/GE.5/2020/6
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Framework for attaining carbon neutrality in the ECE region by 2050
ECE/ENERGY/GE.5/2020/8
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Revision - Framework for attaining carbon neutrality in the ECE region by 2050
ECE/ENERGY/GE.5/2020/8 rev.1
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Agenda item 5: Roundtable on carbon capture and storage
Technology brief: Carbon capture, utilization and storage
ECE/ENERGY/GE.5/2020/7
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Agenda item 6: Subregional workshop on attaining carbon neutrality
Interplay of technologies including between flexible coal, natural gas and renewable energy
ECE/ENERGY/GE.5/2020/4
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Framework for attaining carbon neutrality in the ECE region by 2050
ECE/ENERGY/GE.5 /2020/8
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Agenda item 10: Adoption of the Report
Draft Conclusions and Recommendations PDF
Draft Report – for review at the meetingPDF
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Room Document Title & SymbolENGFRERUS
Agenda item 4: Attaining carbon neutrality
Session 1 Concept – Workshop on Attaining Carbon NeutralityPDF
Interplay of technologies for effective, flexible power grid operation  – Andrew MinchenerPDF
Lunch Session
Lunch Session Concept - Workshop on Role of Nuclear Energy to Attain Carbon NeutralityPDF
UNECE Draft Nuclear Energy Technology and Policy Brief
ECE/ENERGY/GE.5/2020/INF.
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Agenda item 5: Roundtable on carbon capture and storage
Session 2 Concept – Roundtable on Achieving Carbon Neutrality with Carbon Capture, Use and StoragePDF
Poster Invitation - Roundtable on Achieving Carbon Neutrality with Carbon Capture, Use and Storage PDFPDF
Agenda item 6: Subregional workshop on attaining carbon neutrality
Session 3 Concept – Subregional Workshop on Attaining Carbon NeutralityPDF
Presentation Title & AuthorENGFRERUS
Agenda item 4: Attaining carbon neutrality
Session 1 – Attaining Carbon Neutrality in the UNECE RegionPDF
Lunch Session
Workshop on Role of Nuclear Energy to Attain Carbon Neutrality in the UNECE RegionPDF
Agenda item 5: Roundtable on carbon capture and storage
Roundtable on Achieving Carbon Neutrality with Carbon Capture, Use and StoragePDF
Agenda item 6: Subregional workshop on attaining carbon neutrality
Session 4 – Subregional Workshop on Attaining Carbon Neutrality in Eastern Europe and Central AsiaPDF