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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.

The Group of Experts 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, and 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.



Work Plan of the Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency for 2022-2023





Quick access to previous sessions of the Group of Experts

20 September - 21 September 2021 - Eighth session
22 September - 23 September 2020 - Seventh session
07 October - 08 October 2019 - Sixth session
13 November - 15 November 2018 - Fifth session
31 October - 01 November 2017 - Fourth session
18 October - 19 October 2016 - Third session
05 November - 06 November 2015 - Second session
17 November - 18 November 2014 - First session

In focus

In response to the request from Kazakhstan and Ukraine, UNECE has developed a study on the Potential for Improving Industrial Energy Efficiency in Kazakhstan and Ukraine. The study presents an analysis of publicly available data on energy consumption and energy sources associated with the industrial sector, up until December 2021, and makes an important case for addressing industrial sector energy efficiency and presents priority actions that the countries can take.