Upcoming Session of UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management to Address Energy Efficiency

69th UNECE Session of the Committee on Housing and Land Management 16 July 2008: The 69th UN Economic Commission for Europe's (UNECE) Committee on Housing and Land Management is scheduled to take place from 22-23 September in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Session will discuss energy efficiency in housing in the region, addressing, inter alia: weaknesses in

the legislative framework; incentives; the status of practice; and the establishment of a special task force on energy efficiency in housing to carry out work with member States and the private sector through two international workshops to be held in 2009. The event will bring together representatives from member

States, non-governmental organizations and the private sector. The Committee's session is expected to contribute to reaching Millennium Development Goal 7 (ensuring environmental sustainability) in the UNECE region, by promoting the integration of appropriate energy policies in national development programmes. [The Session's website]