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28th Session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy

25 - 27 September 2019
Salle XXVI, Palais des Nations Geneva Switzerland
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Accelerating and deepening the transition to sustainable energy systems

The 2-degree Celsius commitment requires decarbonization in all economic sectors and of all potent greenhouse gases. In practice, this implies modernization of the energy sector with a focus on innovative solutions towards a green economy. It also suggests a rapid mastering of growing atmospheric concentrations of methane. Global and local uncertainties surrounding future energy prices, climate change impacts, international cooperation, geopolitical tensions, and technology developments, among many other factors, complicate an accelerated transition by adding economic and social aspects.

You are invited to join the 28th session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy in Geneva to exchange views about some of the consequences of the ongoing energy transition for the UNECE region and how to accelerate further and deepen the transition to sustainable energy systems.

At this session and based on the input from its six subsidiary bodies: energy efficiency, renewable energy, cleaner electricity systems, coal mine methane, gas and resource management, the Committee will be consulted on geopolitical developments, ECE subregional specificities and the role of technologies in reaching sustainable energy.

The results from a preceding workshop on the "understanding on the role of natural gas in achieving the 2030 Agenda" will inform the discussions and is offered to all interested experts.

For better planning please register online

Meeting documents including a draft agenda can be found below under the tabs Documents and Room Documents and will continuously be updated.The overview of the week is here.

Online Registration

ONLINE REGISTRATION

https://uncdb.unece.org/app/ext/meeting-registration?id=s8eukJ

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

Documents

Document Title and Symbol ENG FRE RUS
I. Opening and Introduction      
Agenda item 1: Opening and adoption of the Agenda      
Annotated provisional agenda for the twenty-eighth session
ECE/ENERGY/122
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III. High-level segment: Accelerating and deepening the transition to sustainable energy systems      
Agenda item 3 (a): Pathways to Sustainable Energy: Presentations and results of recommendations      
Pathways to sustainable energy: Accelerating energy transition in the ECE region
ECE/ENERGY/2019/1
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Pathways to sustainable energy - status report
ECE/ENERGY/2018/1
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Pathways to sustainable energy
ECE/ENERGY/2016/7
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IV. Attaining carbon neutrality in the ECE region      
Attaining carbon-neutrality in the ECE region by 2015 - a discussion paper about the role of clean fossil fuels in the sustainable energy
ECE/ENERGY/2019/2
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V. Sustainable resource management      
Agenda item 5(c): Groups of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Systems and Gas and Expert Group on Resource Management: Mandates and work plans      
Work Plan of the Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Systems for 2020-2021
ECE/ENERGY/2019/7
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Work Plan of the Group of Experts on Gas for 2020-2021
ECE/ENERGY/2019/10
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Work Plan of the Expert Group of Resource Management for 2020-2021
ECE/ENERGY/2019/11
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Specifications for the application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources to Solar Energy
ECE/ENERGY/2019/15 (English only)
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Specifications for the application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources to Wind Energy 
ECE/ENERGY/2019/16 (English only)
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Updated United Nations Framework Classification for Resources
ECE/ENERGY/2019/17
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Report of the fourteenth Session of the Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Production from Fossil Fuels
ECE/ENERGY/GE.5/2018/2
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Report of the sixth session of the  Group of Experts on Gas
ECE/ENERGY/GE.8/2019/2
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Report of the tenth session of the Expert Group of Resource Management
ECE/GE.3/2019/2
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Agenda item 5(e): Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Coal Mine Methane      
Work Plan of the Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency for 2020-2021
ECE/ENERGY/2019/8
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Work Plan of the Group of Experts on Renewable Energy for 2020-2021
ECE/ENERGY/2019/9
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Work Plan of the Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane for 2020-2021
ECE/ENERGY/2019/6
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Best practice guidance for effective methane recovery and use from abandoned coal mines
ECE/ENERGY/2019/13 (English only)
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Best practice guidance for effective methane management in the oil and gas sector: monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) and mitigation
ECE/ENERGY/2019/14 (English only)
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Report of the fifth session of the Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency
ECE/ENERGY/GE.6/2018/2
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Report of the fifth session of the Group of Experts on Renewable Energy
ECE/ENERGY/GE.7/2018/2
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Report of the thirteenth session of the Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane
ECE/ENERGY/GE.4/2018/2
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VII. Regional outreach and collaboration activities      
Agenda item 7(a): Regional advisory services and outreach activities      
Report on regional advisory services in the sustainable energy
ECE/ENERGY/2019/18
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VIII. Future work of the Committee on Sustainable Energy      
Agenda item 8(a): Review of subprogramme and planning      
Draft programme of work of the sustainable energy subprogramme for 2020
ECE/ENERGY/2019/3
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Draft rules of procedure of the Committee on Sustainable Energy
ECE/ENERGY/2019/12
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Agenda item 8(b): Approval of documents      
Provisional calendar of meetings
ECE/ENERGY/2019/4
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Revised publication plans for 2019 and 2020 and draft publications plan for 2021
ECE/ENERGY/2019/5
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Revised publication plans for 2019 and 2020 and draft publications plan for 2011
ECE/ENERGY/2019/5 in track changes
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Agenda item 8(d): Adoption of the report and close of the meeting      
Report of the Committee on Sustainable Energy on its twenty-eighth session
ECE/ENERGY/123
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Room Documents

Room Document Title and Symbol ENG FRE RUS
Draft Conclusions and recommendations for the twenty-eighth session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy
CSE-28/2019/INF.1
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Annex for draft conclusions and recommendations (CSE-28/2019/INF.1): projects for the attention of UNECE Excom
CSE-28/2019/INF.1A
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List of parliamentary and room documents
CSE-28/2019/INF.2
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Overview of the UNECE Sustainable Energy Week 24-27 September 2019
CSE-28/2019/INF.3
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Session structures to the annotated provisional agenda
CSE-28/2019/INF.4
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Bureau members of the Committee on Sustainable Energy
CSE-28/2019/INF.5
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Biographies of Speakers
CSE_28/2019/INF.6
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Participant questionnaire for the sustainable energy subprogramme
CSE-28/2019/INF.7
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Pathways to Sustainable Energy Project: Detailed Review of Activity Implementation
CSE-28/2019/INF.8
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Pathways to Sustainable Energy Project: Glossary of Project Terminology
CSE_28/2019/INF.9
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Concept of an Early Warning and Planning System
CSE_28/2019/INF.10
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Full presentation on the results of the Pathways to Sustainable Energy Project including the inputs from the Expert Groups
CSE_28/2019/INF.11
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Revised publication plans for 2019 and 2020 and draft publication plan for 2021 (parliamentary document ECE/ENERGY/2019/5 in tracked changes for ease of reference)
CSE-28/2019/INF.12
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UNECE Sub-programme 5 - Sustainable Energy Strategic Review
CSE-28/2019/INF.13
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Presentations

Presentation Title and Author ENG FRE RUS
Presentations from the Workshop–Deep-dive on Gas – “Improved understanding on the role of natural gas in achieving the 2030 Agenda”, 24 September 2019
Agenda Item 3. High-level segment: Accelerating and deepening the transition to sustainable energy systems

Presentation by UNECE Secretariat -Agenda Item 3.(a)

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(a) Pathways to Sustainable Energy: Presentation of results and recommendations

Accelerating and Deepening the Transition of Sustainable Energy Systems
Scott Foster, Director, UNECE Division on Sustainable Energy

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Modeling of Pathways to Sustainable Energy: IIASA results
Holger Rogner, Senior Analyst, International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA)

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Presentation by UNECE Secretariat -Agenda Item 3.(a) and 3.(c)

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(c) High-level policy dialogue with countries      

Introductory Remarks
Scott Foster

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Nexus approach at work: “Standards for the SDGs”
Lorenza Jachia Secretary, Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies (WP.6), UNECE

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Agenda Item 4.  Attaining carbon neutrality in the ECE region

Presentation by UNECE Secretariat -Agenda Item 4.

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(a) Modernization of energy infrastructure and “just” transition

Accelerating Clean Energy Transitions
David O. Jermain, Associate Director, Adjunct Professor, Questrom School of Business, Boston University

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Achieving carbon neutrality in the UNECE region – Upper Silesia, Poland
Jan Bondaruk, Deputy Director for Environmental Engineering, Central Mining Institute, Poland

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Hans Rüdiger Lange, Innovationsregion Lausitz GmbH (Germany)

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The Kopernikus Project  ENAVI
Stefan Stückrad, The Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) Potsdam (Germany)

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(b) Decarbonizing electricity      

Lesley Sloss, Principal Environmental Consultant, IEA Clean Coal Centre

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Marzia Zafar, Director Innovation and Issues Monitor, World Energy Council

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Francisco Laveron, Head of Energy Prospective, Energy Policies and Climate Change, Iberdrola

     

Peter Taylor, Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

     
Agenda Item 5.  Sustainable resource management

Presentation by UNECE Secretariat -Agenda Item 5.(a)-(c)

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(a) Gas pathways to 2050 and the interplay with renewable energy

Francisco de la Flor Garcia, Chair, Group of Experts on Gas

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Harleen Kaur Sindhu, Renewable Energy Lead, Shell, Kazakhstan

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John Williams, Senior Principal, Pöyry Management Consulting, United Kingdom

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Daniela Thrän, Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum GmbH and Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH (UFZ), Germany

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Konstantin Romanov, Executive Secretary of Gazprom, Coordinating Committee on Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency, Russian Federation 

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Katsiaryna Yafimava, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

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(b) Managing resources in a carbon constrained world      

Alessandra Hool, Managing Director, ESM Foundation, Switzerland - Facilitating the energy revolution through sustainable access to critical raw materials 

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King Lee, World Nuclear Association - Essential resources required for nuclear energy for sustainable development: Entry pathways project

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Roman Michalak, UNECE - The nexus approach to the sustainable use of natural resources in the UNECE region

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Mathy Stanislaus, World Economic Forum - Global Battery Alliance (GBA) – The Global Battery Alliance Roadmap 2030 (via Webex)

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(c) Groups of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Systems and Gas and Expert Group on Resource Management: Mandates and work plans      

Presentation by UNECE Secretariat -Agenda Item 5.(d)-(e) and Agenda Item 6.

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(d) Efficiencies, cities and circular economy      

Jenna Cramer, Executive Director, and Megan Zeigler, VP of Planning and Policy, Green Building Alliance, United States

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Alisa Freyre, Projects Manager, Data and IT Solutions for Sustainable Energy, Services Industriels Genève, Switzerland

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Gulnara Roll, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, Forestry, Housing and Land Management, UNECE

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Nurzat Abdyrasulova, CEO, Unison Group, Kyrgyzstan

     
(e) Groups of Experts on Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Coal Mine Methane: Mandates and work plans      

Aleksandar Dukovski, Chair, Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency, Vice-Chair of the Committee

     

Margalita Arabidze, Vice-Chair, Group of Experts on Renewable Energy

     

Raymond Pilcher, Chair, Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane 

     
Agenda Item 6.  Gender and energy

Harleen Kaur Sindhu, Renewable Energy Lead, Shell Kazakhstan

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Margalita Arabidze, Deputy Head of Energy Policy Department, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, Georgia and Vice-Chair of the Group of Experts on Renewable Energy

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Nurzat Abdyrasulova, CEO, Unison Group, Kyrgyzstan

     

Jenna Cramer, Executive Director, Green Building Alliance, United States and Leslie Montgomery, Education Senior Director, Global Building Alliance, United States 

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Agenda Item 7.  Regional outreach and collaboration activities

Presentation by UNECE Secretariat -Agenda Item 7. and Agenda Item 8.

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(a) Regional advisory services and collaboration activities.      

Oleg Dzioubinski, Regional Advisor, Sustainable Energy Division

     

OSCE Virtual Competency and Training Centre on the Protection of Critical Energy Networks (VCP)
Daniel Kroos, Senior Energy Advisor, OSCE

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OCEEA – Energy Security
Virtual competency and Training Centre on the Protection of Critical Energy Networks (PoCEN)
Daniel Kroos

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(b) Extrabudgetary and UN Development Account projects.      

Oleg Dzioubinski

     
(c) International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development      

Oleg Dzioubinski

     
Agenda Item 8.  Future work of the Committee on Sustainable Energy

Energy Transition Toolkits

Presentation & Author ENG FRE RUS
Introduction to Energy Transition Toolkits      
IASS – Kopernikus Project ENavi - Energiewende navigation system  PDF    
Global Climate Forum – Decision Theatre on sustainable mobility       
World Energy Council – Transition Toolkit PDF