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Energy Efficiency



Issues related to energy efficiency are among the priority areas of work of the Committee on Sustainable Energy, and are addressed by one of its subsidiary bodies – the Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency (GEEE).

GEEE carries out concrete and results-oriented activities with the aim to achieve the following specific objectives:

  • help significantly improve energy efficiency in the UNECE region, thus contributing to climate change mitigation efforts, and;
  • strengthen regional cooperation in energy efficiency, with a view to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

GEEE focuses on regulatory and policy dialogue addressing financial, technical and policy barriers, and on sharing best practices, including strengthening institutional capacity in the field of energy efficiency.

Work Plan of GEEE for:  2020-2021     2018-2019     2016-2017     2014-2015 

In focus


UNECE developed a publication that assesses the business environment, which micro-, small and medium enterprises (MSME) working in clean energy face as a result of COVID-19.

The publication entitled "Guidelines and Best Practices for Micro-, Small and Medium Enterprises in Delivering Energy-Efficient Products and in Providing Renewable Energy Equipment" presents examples of best practices related to crisis response and post-crisis recovery, offers practical measures to help businesses access markets, financing, and advanced technologies, and provides recommendations for policy guidelines to help countries move beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.