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29th Session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy

25 November (11:00) - 27 November (17:00) 2020
Palais des Nations, ONLINE Geneva Switzerland

Pursuing carbon neutrality to advance the energy transition

This year’s Sustainable Energy Week unites the 29th session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy and the 16th session of the Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Systems in their quest to pursue carbon neutrality to advance the ongoing energy transition.

Join us in person or online. The session will be organized through Interprefy and will offer simultaneous translation (EN/ RU/ FR). Registration is mandatory for all participants.

To attend, please register here.

Main Topics

Cleaner Electricity Systems

23 -24 November 2020
11.00-17.00     16th session of the Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Systems

  • Featuring a high-level round table on carbon capture, utilization and storage and a subregional workshop on carbon neutrality

Committee on Sustainable Energy

25-27 November 2020
11:00-17:00     29th session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy

  • Featuring the strategic review of the sustainable energy subprogramme and a consultation on carbon neutrality as a pathway to sustainable energy.

Please note that due to the hybrid format, the length of each session will be reduced from three to two hours.

COVID-19 Alert. For those who will be joining us in-person in Geneva, we would like to kindly re-iterate the Covid-19 measures at the Palais des Nations: you must stay home if you have any flu-like symptoms whatsoever. Your details (name & contact number), which we have collected, will be shared with the UN medical service for contact tracing if it is determined that you might have come into contact with someone who later tested positive for Covid-19.

We look forward to your participation in our events!

Documentation

Detailed programme

Weekly overview

Please consult the information about joining online prior to the meeting. The checklist is here.

Connection information to participate online.

Registration

ONLINE Registration

https://indico.un.org/event/31356/

 

Documents

Document Title & Symbol ENG FRE   RUS
I. Opening and introduction        
Agenda item 1: Opening and adoption of the Agenda        
Annotated provisional agenda for the twenty-ninth session
ECE/ENERGY/132
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Agenda item 3: Strategic review of the sustainable energy subprogramme        
Draft rules of procedure for the Committee on Sustainable Energy
ECE/ENERGY/2020/5
For final version see Annex II of 29th session report ECE/ENERGY/133
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Strategic review of the ECE Sustainable energy subprogramme
ECE/ENERGY/2020/12
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Report of the eleventh session of the Expert Group on Resource Management
ECE/ENERGY/GE.3/2020/2
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Report of the sixteenth session of the Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Systems
ECE/ENERGY/GE.5/2020/2
       
Report of the fifteenth session on the Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane
ECE/ENERGY/GE.4/2020/2
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Report of the seventh session of the Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency
ECE/ENERGY/GE.6/2020/2
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Report of the seventh session of the Group of Experts on Renewable Energy
ECE/ENERGY/GE.7/2020/2
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Report of the seventh session of the Group of Experts on Gas
ECE/ENERGY/GE.8/2020/2
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Criteria for Designation of International Centres of Excellence on Sustainable Resource Management (ICE-SRM) and Terms of Reference for ICE-SRM PDF PDF   PDF
Agenda item 4: Carbon neutrality as a pathway to sustainable energy        
Pathways to Sustainable Energy: Accelerating Energy Transition in the ECE Region
ECE/ENERGY/2019/1
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Policy recommendations from Pathways to Sustainable Energy
ECE/ENERGY/2020/1
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Hydrogen - an innovative solution to carbon neutrality
ECE/ENERGY/2020/8
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Carbon neutrality through synergies between gas and renewable energy
ECE/ENERGY/2020/9
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Pathways to Sustainable Energy - Policy recommendations from the Expert Group on Resource Management
ECE/ENERGY/2020/10
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Framework for attaining carbon-neutrality in the ECE region by 2050
ECE/ENERGY/GE.5/2020/8
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Technology brief: Carbon capture, utilization and storage
ECE/ENERGY/GE.5/2020/7
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Agenda item 5: Action agenda for the Economic Commission for Europe        
Strategic review of the ECE sustainable energy subprogramme
ECE/ENERGY/2020/12
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Agenda item 5(b): International decade of methane management        
Effective actions to reduce methane emissions
ECE/ENERGY/2020/11
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Agenda item 5(c): High-performance buildings initiative        
The role of ICT in enabling high-performance buildings and smart, sustainable cities
ECE/ENERGY/GE.5/2020/6
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Updated framework guidelines for energy efficiency standards in buildings
ECE/ENERGY/GE.6/2020/4
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Agenda item 5(d): UNFC and sustainable resource management        
Draft revised ECOSOC decision regarding the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources
ECE/ENERGY/2020/7
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Agenda item 6: Future work of the Committee on Sustainable Energy        
Agenda item 6(b): Review of subprogramme performance and planning        
Draft programme of work of the sustainable energy subprogramme for 2021
ECE/ENERGY/2020/2
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Agenda item 6(c): Approval of documents        
Provisional calendar of meetings
ECE/ENERGY/2020/3
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Revised publication plan for 2020 and 2021 and draft publication plan for 2022
ECE/ENERGY/2020/4
For final version see Annex II of 29th session report ECE/ENERGY/133
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Agenda item 6(d): Any other business        
Report on regional advisory services in sustainable energy
ECE/ENERGY/2020/6
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Draft industrial energy efficiency action plan
ECE/ENERGY/GE.6/2020/3
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Pathways to Sustainable Energy- policy recommendations from the Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency
ECE/ENERGY/GE.6/2020/5
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Agenda item 6(e): adoption of the report and close of the meetings        
Addenda to meeting report       
Report of the Committee on its twenty-ninth session
ECE/ENERGY/133
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Sustainable energy in the UNECE Region
ECE/ENERGY/133/Add.1
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Managing methane from abandoned coal mines
ECE/ENERGY/133/Add.2
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High-Performance Buildings Initiative
ECE/ENERGY/133/Add.3
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Industrial Energy Efficiency
ECE/ENERGY/133/Add.4
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UNFC and UNRMS: Supporting building back better from COVID-19 crisis
ECE/ENERGY/133/Add.5
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Guidelines and best practices for MSMEs to assure resiliency and progress towards a circular economy in sustainable resource management and critical raw material supply chain solutions
ECE/ENERGY/133/Add.6
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Guidelines and best practices for MSMEs in delivering energy-efficient products and in providing renewable energy equipment
ECE/ENERGY/133/Add.7
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Women entrepreneurship in natural resource management: Challenges and opportunities for MSMEs sector in the post-COVID-19 socio-economic recovery
ECE/ENERGY/133/Add.8
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Methane Management in Extractive Industries
ECE/ENERGY/133/Add.9
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Hydrogen
ECE/ENERGY/133/Add.10
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Achieving carbon neutrality through synergies between gas and renewable energy
ECE/ENERGY/133/Add.11
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Attaining carbon neutrality through carbon capture, utilization and storage
ECE/ENERGY/133/Add.12
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Room documents

Room Document & Symbol ENG FRE RUS
Overview of the UNECE Sustainable Energy Week 23-27 November 2020
CSE-29/2020/INF.3
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Bureau members of the Committee on Sustainable Energy
CES-29/2020/INF.4
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Presentations

Presentation Title & Author ENG FRE RUS
Item 3: Strategic review of the sustainable energy subprogramme    
Rethinking energy: Considerations from the six subsidiary bodies
Raymond Pilcher, Vice-Chair, Committee on Sustainable Energy and Chair, Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane
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Item 4: Carbon neutrality as a pathway to sustainable energy    
Pathways Programme and Outcome of Pathways Phase 1 (slides 2-5)
Jarad Daniels, Vice-Chair, Committee on Sustainable Energy
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Group of Experts on Renewable Energy- Cooperation with other Expert Groups - Cooperation with  other Expert Groups across key areas of work (slides 6-8)
Kostiantyn Gura, Vice-Chair, Committee on Sustainable Energy and Chair, Group of Experts on Renewable Energy
   
Carbon Neutrality across the Power & Energy Intensive Industries (slides 9-16)
Vladimir Budinsky, Acting-Chair, Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Systems
   
Group of Experts on Gs- Key message (slides 17-23)
Francisco de la Flor, Vice-Chair, Committee on Sustainable Energy and Chair, Group of Experts on Gas
   
The Energy Efficiency Barometer of Industry (slides 24-28)
Stefan Büttner, Co-Chair, Task Force on Industrial Energy Efficiency, Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency
   
Item5: Action agenda for ECE    
Action agenda for ECE: Overview (Slides 1-8)
David MacDonald, Vice-Chair, Committee on Sustainable Energy and Chair, Expert Group on Resource Management
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Group of Experts on Gas - Key messages (slides 9-12)
Francisco de la Flor, Vice-Chair, Committee on Sustainable Energy and Chair, Group of Experts on Gas
   
High-Performance Building Initiative (slides 13-15)
Aleksandar Dukovski, Vice-Chair, Committee on Sustainable Energy and Chair, Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency
   
Subsidies and Prices on Greenhouse Gases (slide 16-17)
Juergen Keinhorst, Chair, Committee on Sustainable Energy
   
Item 6: Future work of the Committee on Sustainable Energy    
Regional Advisory Services
Oleg Dzioubinski, UNECE Regional Adviser on Energy
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