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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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Global Methane Forum 2020 will be held on 23-27 March 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Global Methane Forum is the premiere global event for discussing methane issues across the energy-related extractive industries. It is a unique platform to explore opportunities to reduce methane emissions and to encourage a dialogue on approaches to effective monitoring, reporting, and mitigation.

Please see a leaflet and visit a page dedicated to the Forum.


23 to 27 March 2020
Rooms XVIII, XXIV, IV, S4, Ariana 1, Palais des Nations, Geneva

23 to 24 March 2020
Salle XXI, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

25 March 2020
Salle XXIV, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

26 to 27 March 2020
Salle XVI, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

20 to 24 April 2020
including 11th Session of the Expert Group on Resource Management, Palais des Nations, Geneva