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Cleaner Electricity Systems



The Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Systems (formerly known up until May 2019 as the Expert Group on Cleaner Electricity Production from Fossil Fuels) is a subsidiary body of the Committee on Sustainable Energy (CSE) that focuses on activities that significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel-fired electricity generation. These activities are developed and implemented with the active participation of UNECE member States, representatives from the energy and financial sectors and civil society, independent experts and academia. Read more

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Carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) is esential to unlock the full potential of decarbonisation and attain carbon neutrality
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16th session of the Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Systems

Palais des Nations, Geneva and ONLINE

Join us for the 16th session of the Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Systems to exchange views about carbon neutrality in our region. This year’s session will feature a high-level roundtable on carbon capture, utilization and storage and a workshop on the role of nuclear energy in achieving carbon neutrality.

More information and registration here.


Best practices in High Efficiency-Low Emissions (HELE) Coal Power Generation A workshop organised by UNECE, World Coal Association and IEA Clean Coal Centre, Astana, 13 June 2017

UNECE member States adopt recommendations on Carbon Capture and Storage on the road to the Paris Climate Conference: UNECE member States agreed on recommendations to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on how Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and CCS for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) should be treated in a Post-Kyoto Protocol Agreement. The agreement was made on 20 November during the annual meeting of the UNECE Committee on Sustainable Energy held in Geneva (19-21 November). The UNECE Executive Secretary has submitted the recommendations to the UNFCCC secretariat for further action. UNECE Press Release of 25 November 2014