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List of Press Releases - 2019-6

UNECE guidance to reduce emissions of methane from abandoned coal mines will support climate action (30 September 2019)

Methane is a powerful short-lived climate pollutant. It is also the main precursor of tropospheric ozone (O3). Over a 20-year period, methane’s effect on global warming is 84 times greater than carbon dioxide. Fossil fuel production, including coal mining, accounts for 29% of human-made methane ...
UNECE issues recommendations to accelerate energy efficiency and renewable energy shift in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Russian Federation (23 September 2019)

The global climate emergency cannot be addressed without the rapid transformation of the energy system. Accelerating the shift to renewable energy sources and dramatically improving energy efficiency will play a crucial role.  On the day of the UN Climate Action Summit 2019, UNECE has issued ...
UNECE and Pittsburgh’s Green Building Alliance launch International Centre of Excellence on High Performance Buildings (13 September 2019)

UNECE and Pittsburgh’s Green Building Alliance (GBA) signed an agreement launching Pittsburgh’s International Centre of Excellence on High Performance Buildings. Pittsburgh joins New York City’s Building Energy Exchange as the 2nd Centre of Excellence in a global network of sustainability ...
UNFC solar energy specifications open for public comment (12 July 2019)

Renewable energy-based electric generating capacity is rapidly growing and is expected to deliver up to 30 per cent of the world’s power demand by 2023. Solar energy will significantly contribute to this growth and play a major role in the energy mix of the future. To help accelerate this ...
UNFC wind energy standards released for public comment until 21 July 2019 (24 May 2019)

The renewable energy industry has grown significantly in the last few decades, and today, supplies almost a fifth of total primary energy demand. The contribution of renewables at large, especially wind energy, will continue to rise over the coming years. In 2018, 171 gigawatts (GW) of renewable ...
As Europe races ahead with electric vehicles, UN Framework helps manage critical raw materials for batteries (18 April 2019)

Country after country in Europe is racing to put more and more electric cars on the road as Europe strives to position itself as a world leader in electric vehicle innovation, digitization and decarbonization. If electric vehicles are going to feature so prominently in a connected and automated ...