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24th Session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy

18 - 20 November 2015
Salle VII, Palais des Nations Geneva Switzerland

Under this year's theme of Pathways to Sustainable Energy, the 24th session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy offers the possibility to member States to review progress of the implementation of the programme of work 2014-2015 before discussing and endorsing the future programme of work 2016-2017 and the strategic framework of the UNECE sub-programme on sustainable energy 2018-2019. The focus of the meeting will therefore be on the Committee and its six subsidiary bodies on energy efficiency, cleaner electricity production, coal mine methane, gas, renewable energy and resource classification and how the work has been contributing to solutions sought by member States in sustainable energy. Five groups of experts also need to prepare their work plans for 2016-2017.

 

INTERNATIONAL HIGH-LEVEL PANEL (19 November)
An international high-level panel on 19 November 2015 will provide an occasion to explore what sustainable energy means for the UNECE region, both from the perspective of reducing the environmental footprint of energy and from the perspective of assuring needed energy for sustainable development.

Under the topic Pathways to Sustainable Energy the following questions are addressed:

  • How have countries defined sustainable energy?
  • How are countries integrating international developments into national energy policies?
  • Can we design a pathway to a sustainable energy system whereby a successful regional outcome is a composite of national choices?
  • Are we ambitious enough?
  • How can we track implementation and which are the proper indicators for progress?
  • What role could UNECE play in supporting countries?

The panel will be preceded by a presentation by Jason Channell from Citi Research on Energy Darwinism.

Please join us on 19 November at 15.00 in Salle VII.

 

GENEVA ENERGY CONVERSATIONS (17 November)
You are also invited to the third edition of Geneva Energy Conversations, preceding the event on 17 November 2015 on the Role of Fossil Fuels in Sustainable Energy Systems in the neighbouring Geneva Graduate Institute.

The outline for the 24th session can be found under this link. The detailed agenda is included in the document folder below.

Registration

ONLINE REGISTRATION:

https://www2.unece.org/uncdb/app/ext/meeting-registration?id=xwPMJW

If you have any difficulties in registering online, please send an e-mail to: sustainable.energy.committee@un.org

Download registration form (MS Word)
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Documents

Document Title & Symbol ENG FRE RUS
Opening and Introduction      
Agenda Item 1: Opening and adoption of the agenda      
Annotated provisional agenda for the twenty-fourth session
ECE/ENERGY/98
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Agenda Item 3: Adoption of the revised draft report of the twenty-third session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy      
Revised Draft Report of the Committee on Sustainable Energy on its twenty-third session
ECE/ENERGY/2015/L.1/Rev.1
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A. Reports of subsidiary bodies      
Summary report on concrete and action oriented activities undertaken and results achieved by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe in sustainable energy
ECE/ENERGY/2015/4
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Decision on matters relating to the Committee on Sustainable Energy
ECE/EX/7
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Agenda Item 4: Group of Experts on Gas      
Methane Management in Extractive Industries
ECE/ENERGY/2015/1
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Report of the Group of Experts on Gas on its first session
ECE/ENERGY/GE.8/2014/2
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Report of the Second Session of the Group of Experts on Gas
ECE/ENERGY/GE.8/2015/2
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Agenda Item 5: Expert Group on Resource Classification      
Report of the Sixth Session of the Expert Group on Resource Classification
ECE/ENERGY/GE.3/2015/2
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Guidelines for Application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources 2009 for Uranium and Thorium Resources
ECE/ENERGY/2015/7 (English only)
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Agenda Item 6: Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Production from Fossil Fuels      
Report of the Eleventh Session of the Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Production from Fossil Fuels
ECE/ENERGY/GE.5/2015/2
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Agenda Item 7: Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane      
Report of the Tenth Session of the Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane
ECE/ENERGY/GE.4/2015/2
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Agenda Item 8: Group of Experts on Renewable Energy      
Report of the Second Session of the Group of Experts on Renewable Energy
ECE/ENERGY/GE.7/2015/2
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United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Renewable Energy Status Report - Key messages and progress
ECE/ENERGY/2015/8
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Agenda Item 9: Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency      
Report of the Second Session of the Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency
ECE/ENERGY/GE.6/2015/2
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B. High-level segment      
C. Future work of the Committee on Sustainable Energy      
Agenda Item 12: Programme of work for 2016–2017 and Draft Strategic Framework 2018–2019 of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Subprogramme on Sustainable Energy      
Revised Programme of work for 2016–2017 of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe subprogramme on Sustainable Energy
ECE/ENERGY/2015/2/Rev.1
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Draft publication plan for 2016–2017
ECE/ENERGY/2015/3
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Revised Provisional calendar of meetings for 2016
ECE/ENERGY/2015/6/Rev.1
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Revised Draft Strategic Framework 2018–2019 of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Subprogramme on Sustainable Energy
ECE/ENERGY/2015/9/Rev.1
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Agenda Item 14: Cooperation with international organizations      
Cooperation and coordination with other intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations
ECE/ENERGY/2015/5
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Agenda Item 16: Adoption of the report and close of the meeting      
Report of the Committee on its twenty-fourth session
ECE/ENERGY/99
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Room Documents

Room Document Title & Symbol ENG FRE RUS
Proposed Outline of the 24th UNECE Committee on Sustainable Energy Session PDF    
Revised draft report of the twenty-third session with tracked changes
ECE/ENERGY/2015/L.1/rev.1
DOC
PDF
   
Draft conclusions and recommendations for the twenty-fourth session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy
CSE-24/2015/INF.1 
PDF    
List of documents and room documents
CSE-24/2015/INF.2
PDF    
Overview of the week 18-20 November 2015
CSE-24/2015/INF.3 
PDF    
Timeline for the 24th session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy
CSE-24/2015/INF.4 
PDF    
Session structure to the annotated provisional agenda
CSE-24/2015/INF.5 
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List of Bureau nominees for the Committee on Sustainable Energy
CSE-24/2015/INF.6  
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White paper: Pathways to sustainable energy
CSE-24/2015/INF.7
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Project proposal: Pathways to sustainable energy
CSE-24/2015/INF.8
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Statement of Common Action to initiate implementation of the provisions of the Hammamet Declaration
CSE-24/2015/INF.9 
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Overview extrabudgetary projects
CSE-24/2015/INF.10 
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Overview United Nations Development Account projects
CSE-24/2015/INF.11 
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Overview of the Sustainable Energy subprogramme
CSE-24/2015/INF.12 
PDF    
Sustainable energy booklet
CSE-24/2015/INF.13 
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Project overview: Standards in energy efficiency in buildings and Terms of Reference for a Joint Task Force with the Committee on Housing and Land Management
CSE-24/2015/INF.14 
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Outcomes of the Survey on Building Standards and Building Regulations in the UNECE Region
CSE-24/2015/INF.15 
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Concept note of the UN Energy side event at COP21
CSE-24/2015/INF.16 
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Third Geneva Energy Conversation on Fossil Fuels in Sustainable Energy Systems, information leaflet
CSE-24/2015/INF.17
PDF    

Presentations

Presentation Title & Author ENG FRE RUS
A. REPORTS OF SUBSIDIARY BODIES      
Agenda Item 4: Group of Experts on Gas      
Annual Update and Future Outlook for Group of Experts on Gas
Francisco de la Flor Garcia, Chair of Group
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Coal versus Gas in Global Sustainable Energy Systems
Francisco de la Flor Garcia, Chair of Group
PDF    
Bottom-up Approaches for Life Cycle GHG Emissions Estimates
Anna Korre, Professor of Environment Engineering, Imperial college London
PDF    
Agenda Item 5: Expert Group on Resource Classification      
Implementing the work plan 2013-2015, and work plan 2016-2017
David MacDonald, Chair of Group
PDF    
Agenda Item 6: Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Production from Fossil Fuels (CEP)      
Annual Update and Future Outlook for CEP
Barry Worthington, Chair of Group
PDF    
Overcoming barriers to CCS Deployment
Silvia Vaghi, Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute - GCCSI
PDF    
Agenda Item 7: Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane      
Methane management in transmission and distribution of natural gas
Daniel Hec, Secretary General, Marco Gaz
PDF    
Methane management in upstream oil and gas operations
Ray Pilcher, Chair of Group
PDF    
Agenda Item 8: Group of Experts on Renewable Energy      
Key messages and progress on UNECE RE Status Report
Ulrich Benterbusch, Chair of Group
PDF    
Outreach in capitals      
UNECE Renewable Energy Status - Key messages on the statusof renewablesin 17 selectedUNECE countries
Martin Hullin, Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21)
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How can a competitive market for renewable energy be improved?
Oliver Frank, Head Renewable Energy, German Energy Agency (DENA)
PDF    
Implementing the work plan 2014-2015, and work plan 2016-2017
Ulrich Benterbusch, Chair of Group
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Agenda Item 9: Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency      
Best practices for energy efficiency. Successful national initiatives      
Best Policy Practices for Promoting Energy Efficiency in the UNECE Region
Tim Farrell, Chair of Group
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Defining the Nearly Zero Energy Building (Passive House +Renewables)
Ljubomir Mišćević, Professor, Faculty of Architecture, Zagreb University, Croatia
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Making energy efficiency visible in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Aleksandar Dukovski, Director, Energy Agency of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (by audio conference)

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Best Practices for Energy Efficiency: Policy, Program, and Finance Support
Victoria Healey, Manager, Clean Energy Solutions Center (by audio conference)
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Implementing the work plan 2014-2015
Tim Farrell, Chair of Group
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Implementing the work plan 2016-2017
Tim Farrell, Chair of Group
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B. HIGH LEVEL SEGMENT: PANEL DISCUSSIONS      
Asset Magauov, General Director, KazEnergy      
       

 

Questionnaire PPA 2014-2015

Questionnaire for the Programme Performance Assessment 2014-2015 (online)
https://www.research.net/r/24_CSE

Questionnaire for the Programme Performance Assessment 2014-2015 (paper version)