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ADVANCED VERSION The transition of the global energy system is leading society towards an innovative future, offering an opportunity to transcend the current global economy in favour of a more sustainable one. Equal gender participation in this endeavour can help society leap to a future of technological advancement in the energy sector. This report analyzes key issues,
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The multifaceted requirements of sustainable development depend primarily on the optimal and responsible use of natural resources. A new paradigm of natural resource production and use, including progressing towards a circular economy, is required to realise the need for the balanced development of natural resources. The United Nations Resource Management System (UNRMS) is a comprehensive,
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ADVANCED VERSION Low-carbon hydrogen deployment is crucial for achieving the Paris Agreement goals and for deep decarbonization in hard-to-abate sectors (in particular, in heavy long-distance transport, in the steel industry, fertilizer production, etc.). By the end of 2022, more than 70 countries around the world are already involved in drafting of national hydrogen strategies
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Across the UNECE region, member States are facing unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, geopolitical crises in the region, supply chain disruptions, and climate change impacts. These challenges have exposed the vulnerability of the UNECE energy systems and highlighted the urgent need to build more resilient energy systems. The UNECE Expert Community prepared a paper to help
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The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe’s (ECE) Group of Experts on Gas teamed with the Group of Experts on Renewable Energy to identify and explore synergies between variable renewable energy (VRE) sources and natural gas. These synergies could provide the required affordably and flexibility needed to integrate an ever-increasing share of VRE in the energy mix. This publication
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Portfolio of high-impact climate action projects in the UNECE region, focused on areas from scaling up renewables deployment to means of energy storage, and from critical raw materials to waste and digitalization, that were identified at the  
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This publication calls for ambitious and bold action from governments, the private sector and regulators. Development of technologies will require new regulatory frameworks to support immediate commercialization. Policy frameworks should also incorporate legally binding commitments for increased international technology transfer, harmonized standards, and definitions for 'green' hydrogen, energy
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Эта публикация требует решительных и смелых действий со стороны правительства, частного сектора и регулирующих органов. Для разработки технологий потребуется новая нормативно-правовая база в поддержку немедленной коммерциализации. Политические рамки должны также включать в себя юридически связывающие обязательства в отношении расширения международной передачи технологий, согласованных стандартов
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The Policy Brief contains insights on the progress of the ECE region on key indicators for Sustainable Development Goal 7, highlights other developments for the energy sector in the region, and provides recommendations on actions to help achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement.
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UNECE Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane and Just Transition striving to help countries with lowering the carbon footprint of their coal industries developed in partnership with the Global Methane Initiative (GMI) the Best Practice Guidance for Effective Management of Coal Mine Methane at National Level: Monitoring, Reporting, Verification and Mitigation. The document aims to assist member
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Historically, extractive industries have also been a major driver of economic growth, particularly for now-advanced economies that benefitted during and after the Industrial Revolution. Currently, mineral resource extraction plays a dominant role in the economies of 81 countries that account for a quarter of global GDP, half of the world’s population and nearly 70 per cent of those living in
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The 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide an ambitious and comprehensive framework that opens new perspectives for policymaking and international cooperation. Its integrated character highlights the linkages and complementarities that exist between different goals and targets. UNECE is supporting countries to address these key sustainable development challenges through
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Повестка дня в области устойчивого развития на период до 2030 года и установленные в ней Цели в области устойчивого развития (ЦУР) представляют собой масштабную и всеобъемлющую основу, открывающую новые перспективы для разработки политики и международного сотрудничества. Ее комплексный характер подчеркивает взаимосвязь и взаимодополняемость различных целей и задач. ЕЭК ООН оказывает поддержку
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The COVID-19 pandemic has presented an abrupt, even if temporary, halt to some of these trends, and underscored systemic vulnerabilities in health, economic, social and other systems, including those related to energy and industry. Failure to transition quickly to more sustainable systems will perpetuate these vulnerabilities, while also jeopardizing the fight against climate change and
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The world’s energy sector is undergoing a profound transition. This transition is driven by the need to expand access to clean energy in support of socio-economic development, especially in emerging economies, while at the same time limiting the impacts of climate change, pollution and other unfolding global environmental crises. Fundamentally this transition requires a shift from the use of
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Micro-, small and medium enterprises (MSME) are prominent in sectors affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. MSME in the energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors were implementing innovative, circular, green and sustainable initiatives before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, so they are well-placed to contribute to the post-COVID-19 recovery. However, on both the supply and demand sides MSME