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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 >

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How can UNECE help transition to clean hydrogen?

Hydrogen is a key to achieving carbon neutrality in the UNECE region. As the results of our project “Pathways to Sustainable Energy” show, current climate pledges do not meet 2°C target; the member States must urgently cut at least 90Gt of CO2 by 2050 to meet the target. Hydrogen, when produced renewably, can help cut the emissions.

On 25 March UNECE teamed with the World Energy Council to organize a digital dialogue on regulations, standards and public perceptions that drive deployment of clean hydrogen. The workshop was a step in the process of creating an inventory of regulations and standards that will allow the distribution of hydrogen through natural gas pipelines. This work will continue with a goal to finalize the inventory by the end of 2020. Read more...


15 to 17 September 2020
Tbilisi, Georgia

22 to 23 September 2020
Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

22 to 25 September 2020
Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

22 to 25 September 2020
Salle XXV, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, and On-line