A green transformation is urgently needed to address pressing challenges, including sustainable energy transition and deployment of low carbon solutions, to fight climate change, biodiversity loss, and reduce environmental pressures. Digital technologies are opening up new possibilities for economic development, policy implementation and the management of public services. They also offer the potential for an improved management of natural resources and facilitate the shift towards a circular economy by filling information gaps, increasing efficiency and making new forms of economic activity possible, including changes in production and consumption patterns.
The 70th session of the Commission will gather ministers and deputy ministers from the UNECE region and provide member States with an opportunity to:
- Exchange experiences on digital and green transformations for sustainable development in the ECE region
- Share success stories, identify knowledge gaps and areas for further action
- Consider issues of importance for the economic integration and cooperation among the countries of the region
- Review the progress of the Commission’s activities.
Ahead of the main Commission session, UNECE is hosting virtual side events from 3 April - 5 April 2023.
Pictures of the Commission session can be accessed here.