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The COVID-19 pandemic has presented an abrupt, even if temporary, halt to some of these trends, and underscored systemic vulnerabilities in health, economic, social and other systems, including those related to energy and industry. Failure to transition quickly to more sustainable systems will perpetuate these vulnerabilities, while also jeopardizing the fight against climate change and
The Best Practice Guidance for Effective Methane Recovery and Use from Abandoned Coal Mines (BPG on AMM) is aimed at raising awareness of AMM opportunities and hazards by providing accessible high-level guidance for senior corporate,
 Hard Talks in ECE Countries on How to Increase Renewable Energy UptakeThis publication explores the outcomes of Hard Talks carried out in Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Serbia and Ukraine, from 2016 until early 2019. The study provides an outline of the
Status and Perspectives for Renewable Energy Development in the UNECE Region 2017The UNECE and the  German Energy Agency (dena) have joined forces to issue this report, which features good practices for and experiences of renewable energy policymaking. All countries can benefit from the
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21)  issued the REN21 UNECE Renewable Energy Status Report 2017.  The UNECE Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report 2017 provides a comprehensive overview of the current status of renewable
Deployment of Renewable Energy: the Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystem Nexus ApproachThe water-energy-food-ecosystems nexus approach comes in with the objective of promoting coordination and integrated planning and sustainable management of interlinked resources across sectors
The UNECE Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane (CMM) has released the second edition of the Best Practice Guidance for Effective Methane Drainage and Use in Coal Mines. Since the first edition was published in 2010, the industry practice and regulations have evolved, and this second edition captures the most critical developments. The second
From the beginning of the twenty first century economic, social, and political forces have been threatening the historical dominance of coal for power generation. In this context, the UNECE Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane (CMM) presents you with a new paper titled The Challenges of the
Methane Management – An Economic Opportunity for Mitigation (Booklet - December 2015)Proper management of methane from source to use in extractive industries will be an effective means of reducing emissions of an intensive greenhouse gas and short lived climate pollutant. Methane is the second most important greenhouse
Renewable Energy – A Crucial Role in the Future Energy Mix (Booklet - December 2015)Renewable energy resources are one means to reduce the carbon intensity of the energy sector, improve energy security and encourage sustainable development. Investing in renewable energy resources can also be a cost-effective
Best Practice Guidance for Effective Methane Drainage and Use in Coal MinesISBN 13: 9789211170184Sales Number: 10.II.E.28.25x11.5Binding: PaperbackSeries: ECE Energy Series, No. 31The Publisher: United Nations, Economic Commission for Europe Coal mines are not only a safety management challenge but also a major source