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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
Micro-, small and medium enterprises (MSME) are prominent in sectors affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. MSME in the energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors were implementing innovative, circular, green and sustainable initiatives before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, so they are well-placed to contribute to the post-COVID-19 recovery. However, on both the supply and demand sides MSME
Promoting Energy Efficiency Standards and Technologies to Enhance Energy Efficiency in BuildingsECE Energy Series No. 60Geneva, 2020Buildings today are responsible for approximately one third of total final energy consumption and account for almost 40 percent of carbon dioxide emissions. Advanced technical solutions
Experience in the Europe & CIS Region with Clean Energy -UNDP, GEF and UNECEThe sixth day of October 2016 was a historic day for global efforts to combat climate change. The Paris Agreement entered into force as more than 55 countries representing 55% of total global greenhouse gas emissions have now
Energy Efficiency – Getting more from less (Booklet - December 2015)Improving energy efficiency contributes to energy security, better environment, quality of life, and economic well-being for all. Energy efficiency is called “the first fuel” as it is the best way of getting more out of existing resources,
Increasing Energy Efficiency to Secure Energy Supplies in the CIS regionThe strengthening of integration processes inthe world economy encourages better interactionand coordination of energy policies of thecountries that are members of various economicassociations. One of the examples of
Strategy Study on Inter-Fuel Substitution implemented in the Kolpashevo municipality (2009)The paper aims to analyze the outlook of implementing inter-fuel substitution in municipal entity «Kolpashevo urban settlement», the Tomsk Region, and to develop recommendations on implementing inter-fuel substitution in
ISBN 978-92-1-117013-9 ISSN 1014-7225 Sales Number: 09.II.E.17 Series: ECE Energy Series, No.32Investor Interest and Capacity Building Needs (download English version)
This publication addresses the massive investments that will be required in addition to the mobilization of substantial new financial resources that will be needed in order to continue the fight on global climate change. The first part (chapters 1 through 4) provides a review of the existing mechanisms that channel funds to energy efficiency and renewable energy (EERE) projects
Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Investments for Climate Change Mitigation is one of the sub-regional projects under the umbrella of the Energy Efficiency 21 Project. The countries participating in the project include Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, the former Yugoslav Republic of