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UN Economic Commission for Europe

Address: Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

https://www.unece.or

Region of Activities: Europe

Type: International organization

Founded: 1947

Main Goals - General activities - field of expertise

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) was set up in 1947 by ECOSOC. It is one of five regional commissions of the United Nations. UNECE's major aim is to promote pan-European economic integration. It provides analysis, policy advice and assistance to governments, it gives focus to the United Nations global mandates in the economic field, in cooperation with other global players and key stakeholders, notably the business community.

Activity related to low GHG and energy consumption and resilient buildings

Energy/climate/buildings-related activities: UNECE’s work on sustainable energy is designed to improve access to affordable and clean energy for all and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the carbon footprint of the energy sector in the region. It promotes international policy dialogue and cooperation among governments, energy industries and other stakeholders. The focus is on energy efficiency, cleaner electricity production from fossil fuels, renewable energy, coal mine methane, natural gas, classification of energy and mineral reserves and resources, and energy security.