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Committee on Sustainable Energy



The Committee on Sustainable Energy is an intergovernmental body that provides member States with a platform for international dialogue and cooperation. It is mandated to carry out a programme of work in the field of sustainable energy with a view to providing access to affordable and clean energy to all, in line with the “Sustainable Energy for All” initiative of the Secretary-General, and to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the carbon footprint of the energy sector. 
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29th Session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy

Palais des Nations, Geneva and ONLINE

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.

Please join us for a discussion on subregional specificities and the role of technologies in reaching sustainable carbon neutral economies by 2050.

More information and registration here (


  • Sustainable Energy Subprogramme Quarterly Report 4th Quarter 2019 (October- December 2019)
  • The flagship project Pathways to Sustainable Energy will present modelling results, key insights and resulting policy recommendation in a country consultation process in a two-day workshop and informal consultation with the Committee on Sustainable Energy. Stay tuned for involvement in stakeholder consultations if interested to contribute.
  • Members of the UNECE Committee on Sustainable Energy Bureau Members 2020-2021 (29th and 30th sessions) (4 October 2019)
  • Bureau Meeting Report - BMR Nr. 2019/2 (12 April 2019)
  • Global Tracking Framework: UNECE Progress in Sustainable Energy  The UNECE regional chapter tracks progress towards meeting SDG 7 and finds that countries are not on track. Efforts need to be accelerated if the UNECE region is to achieve the SDG 7 goals and targets by 2030.