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Historically, extractive industries have also been a major driver of economic growth, particularly for now-advanced economies that benefitted during and after the Industrial Revolution. Currently, mineral resource extraction plays a dominant role in the economies of 81 countries that account for a quarter of global GDP, half of the world’s population and nearly 70 per cent of those living in
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
 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
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