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Sustainable Energy

Introduction

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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, gas, classification of energy and mineral reserves and resources, and energy security.  Read more

 

In focus

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UNECE Resource Management Week 2022 - 13th Session of the Expert Group on Resource Management

25 April (10:00) - 29 April (18:00) 2022
Palais des Nations, Geneva and online

At its 13th Session, the Expert Group will continue its work to develop and implement the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC) and the United Nations Resource Management System (UNRMS) for the sustainable management of resources including minerals, petroleum, renewable energy and nuclear fuels, as well for anthropogenic resources, geological storage and groundwater.

The UNECE Resource Management Week 2022 will comprise a series of sessions in hybrid format (in-person and online) with simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Russian. Subject to the COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time, participation will be possible in person in Geneva.

 

CMM 17

17th Session of the Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane
21 - 22 March 2022, Geneva and online

 

Defining sustainable hydrogen: beyond colours

UNECE technical workshop: Sustainable hydrogen production in CIS countries
23 March 2022, Geneva and online


 

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Ninth session of the Group of Experts on Gas
24 - 25 March 2022, Geneva and online

 

Public consultation on the draft Guidance of the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC) in Europe

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) welcomes comments to support the implementation of a universally applicable scheme for the sustainable management of all energy and mineral resources. Draft Guidance for the Application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC) for Mineral and Anthropogenic Resources in Europe has been issued on 9 March for a 90-day comment period ending on 6 June.

Highlights

World LPG Association: LPG Talks - Scott Foster, Director, Sustainable Energy Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6901827945468702720    Twitter: https://twitter.com/WorldLPGAssoc/status/1496062282631196672   Facebook: https://fb.watch/bkKareh23S/   YouTube: https://bit.ly/3h0iVsq)

A Commitment Trifecta outlines the bold action in three areas that UNECE believes will deliver concrete, near-term outcomes and, longer-term, achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement.

A Push to Pivot outlines the three long-term initiatives that UNECE believes are needed to secure the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development while mitigating climate change.

Benefits and Challenges for Governments applying UNFC to Renewable Energy
A joint study by the Group of  Experts on Renewable Energy (GERE) and EGRM explores potential benefits and challenges in applying UNFC for national resource management.
Overview of Benefits and Challenges for Governments applying UNFC to Renewable Energy Projects and Resources (in English, French and Russian)