5 October 2016
Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas, Professor of European and International Economic Law and Jean Monnet Chair holder at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), participated in the UNECE’s 25th session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy, held on 28 - 30 September 2016 in the Palais des Nations, Geneva.
Considering the fundamental role of energy in the post-2015 development agenda, the Committee on Sustainable Energy will continue its dialogue on “Energy for Sustainable Development”. The agenda features a reality check on the energy transition, energy efficiency, renewable energy and fossil fuels in the context of the energy-related Sustainable Development Goals.
The prime objective of the 25th session of the Committee is to explore how to deliver on the national commitments in support of the Sustainable Development Goals and to discuss potential solutions to be agreed at an Energy Ministerial at the outset of the Eighth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development in Astana, Kazakhstan, on 11 June 2017.