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Committee on Sustainable Energy

Introduction

Committee

The Committee on Sustainable Energy is an intergovernmental body that provides member States with a platform for international dialogue and cooperation. It is mandated to carry out a programme of work in the field of sustainable energy with a view to providing access to affordable and clean energy to all, in line with the “Sustainable Energy for All” initiative of the Secretary-General, and to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the carbon footprint of the energy sector. 
Committee Objectives       Structure of the Committee     Committee Bureau

In focus

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This year’s Sustainable Energy Week features the 30th Jubilee session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy and the8th session of the Group of Experts on Energy Efficiencywith a focus on concrete actions to attain energy for sustainable development. 

The overview of the week is available here and the detailed sessions structure here.

The 30th Jubilee session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy will be held from 22 to 24 September. The Committee will be asked to endorse steps to accelerate progress on the energy-related Sustainable Development Goals through an action agenda for UNECE.

The 30th session will feature endorsement of the strategic review of the sustainable energy subprogramme, affirmation of the context and continuing work of the Pathways to Sustainable Energy Programme, and a discussion of UNECE member country commitments to energy in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate Agreement.

To attend CSE-30, please register here.

For more information about the 30th session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy, please send an email to: sustainable.energy.committee@un.or

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This year’s Sustainable Energy Expert Week (5 – 8 October 2021) is taking actions on recommendations from the 30th session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy that will be held on 22-24 September 2021.

The Sustainable Energy Expert Week is jointly organised by the Group of Experts on Renewable Energy  and the Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Systems  and is supported by the Group of Experts on Gas, the Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency, the Expert Group on Resource Management and the Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane.

The Sustainable Energy Expert Week will feature a series of sessions on:

• Increasing the renewable energy uptake 
• Integrating the renewable energy into energy system  
• Financing decarbonisation of energy system 
• Improving understanding about hydrogen potential
• Attaining carbon neutrality
• Digitalizing energy system 
• Circular economy and material supply chains
• Managing methane emissions 

Register here and join us in Geneva or online for a discussion on delivering concrete, near-term outcomes in achieving the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. 

Renewable Energy 
The 8th session of the Group of Experts on Renewable Energy will be held from 5-6 October.

Cleaner Electricity Systems
The 17th session of the Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Systems will be held from 6-8 October.

International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development
11th International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development 

Highlights

Report of the 29th Session of the Committee on Sustainable energy and its discussions on Pursuing Carbon Neutrality to Advance the Energy Transition now available
Committee on Sustainable Energy endorses Rules of Procedure for the Committee and its subsidiary bodies
Members of the UNECE Committee on Sustainable Energy Bureau Members 2021-2022 (30th and 31st sessions) (1 December 2020)