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Sustainable Energy



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

The 2022 UNECE Sustainable Energy Week  will be held 19-23 September 2022 and will feature several hybrid events including:

- the 31st session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy

- the 18th session of the Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Systems

UNECE Regional Forum on Climate Initiatives to Finance Climate Action and the SDGs: Regional cooperation on enhancing sustainable management and financing for the critical raw materials required for low-carbon transitions.

The Week will focus on Energy Security, Resilience and Net Zero: Tangible Actions to Deliver a Sustainable Energy Future. It will include specific discussions, recommendations and presentations of country actions that build resiliency, ensuring energy security and affordability in the Economic Commission for Europe region while meeting the objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement, including net zero.

Join us in person at the Palais des Nations in Geneva or virtually and register here. Simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Russian will be provided.

 The overview of the Week is available here


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.


A Commitment Trifecta :Bold action in the 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: Three long-term initiatives UNECE believes are needed to secure the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development while mitigating climate change.

Overview of Benefits and Challenges for Governments applying UNFC to Renewable Energy Projects and Resources: 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 (in English, French and Russian).

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