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More “joined-up” approaches to measure and monitor sustainability are needed to sharpen policies in UNECE region

More “joined-up” approaches to measure and monitor sustainability are needed to sharpen policies in UNECE region

19 April 2021 More robust monitoring and measuring systems are required to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a UNECE report on Measuring and Monitoring progress towards SDGs that uses a “nexus” approach to chart a course for more “joined up” activities. High-quality statistics are vital for all stakeholders – from national governments, local authorities, […]

UNECE: Regional analysis and policy responses – RC Update No. 20/15 April 2021

Research and analysis Recommendations for Green and Healthy Sustainable Transport – “Building Forward Better” (Publication – 12 April) Summary and Insights of the Sub-regional Innovation Policy Outlook 2020: Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus (Publication – 8 April) Op-ed by the ES Embracing circularity is not an option but an urgent imperative (15 April 2021) News […]

Machine learning paves the way for modern, efficient statistical production

Machine learning paves the way for modern, efficient statistical production

15 April 2021 International collaboration facilitated by UNECE is helping statistical organizations around the world move towards producing essential statistics in innovative ways based on machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). The Machine Learning 2021 Group, led by the United Kingdom’s Data Science Campus in collaboration with UNECE, is driving efforts to take ideas about machine learning and artificial intelligence from the realms of science fiction towards a reality that can […]

UN Task Force issues recommendations for green and healthy transport to support a sustainable COVID-19 recovery

UN Task Force issues recommendations for green and healthy transport to support a sustainable COVID-19 recovery

13 April 2021 Countries of the Pan-European region can seize the COVID-19 recovery as a turning point for green and healthy transport and mobility as a foundation to build a better future for all, urges a UN Task Force. Bringing together over 50 experts from member States, international institutions, academia, public transport operators and industry […]

UNECE trains entrepreneurs and policy makers in North Macedonia and Georgia on best practices in energy efficiency and renewable energy in response to COVID-19 crisis

UNECE trains entrepreneurs and policy makers in North Macedonia and Georgia on best practices in energy efficiency and renewable energy in response to COVID-19 crisis

13 April 2021 UNECE continues to help its member States to respond to COVID-19 crisis. As part of this work, Guidelines and Best Practices for Micro-, Small and Medium Enterprises in Delivering Energy-Efficient Products and in Providing Renewable Energy Equipment developed earlier are being customized for North Macedonia and Georgia. Online training workshops for each country were held on 17 February and 8 April 2021 respectively. The Guidelines and […]

Countries in the eastern UNECE region can play a leading role in CO2 storage, according to new study

Countries in the eastern UNECE region can play a leading role in CO2 storage, according to new study

06 April 2021 Countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia host significant potential for CO2 storage. Using publicly available data, the analysis by geological experts identifies for the first time storage potential in oil reservoirs in excess of 62,000 million tonnes (Mt) of CO2  in the eastern part of the UNECE region with 56,410 MtCO2 in Russia alone, according to a United Nations study published today. Deep saline aquifers, depleted oil and gas fields, unmineable coal seams have been found suitable for CO2 storage. More recently, […]

UNECE: Regional analysis and policy responses – RC Update No. 19/1 April 2021

Research and analysis 2020 Inland Transport Statistics for Europe and North America (Volume LX) (Publication 26 March) Toolbox: How to Mainstream Gender in Environmental Policy (Publication – 24 March) Guidelines for Mainstreaming Ageing (Publication – 16 March) Is the UNECE region on track for 2030? (Pubication – 15 March) News and press releases Policy shift […]

UNECE calls on countries to integrate ageing into all areas of policymaking

UNECE calls on countries to integrate ageing into all areas of policymaking

17 March 2021 The Guidelines launched today by UNECE call for the development of a Strategic Framework for Mainstreaming Ageing to ensure its systematic consideration and integration in public policies. By 2050, about one in every four persons in the UNECE region will be over the age of 65. Population ageing affects almost all aspects […]

On target? UNECE report highlights need for strengthened commitment to achieve SDGS in the region by 2030

On target? UNECE report highlights need for strengthened commitment to achieve SDGS in the region by 2030

15 March 2021 If the UNECE region follows current trends, by 2030 it will achieve only 23 of the 169 SDG targets. However, only 89 targets can be assessed while for the remaining 80, no assessment can be made due to insufficient data. For 57 targets, progress needs to accelerate if we are to achieve the targets, […]

UNECE: Regional analysis and policy responses – RC Update No. 18/15 March 2021

  Research and analysis Sub-regional Innovation Policy Outlook 2020: Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus (Publication – 12 March) Application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources and the United Nations Resource Management System: Use of Nuclear Fuel Resources for Sustainable Development – Entry Pathways (Publication – 11 March) Geneva Declaration of Mayors (Publication […]

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