The fifth Vienna Energy Forum took place under the 2017 theme of “Sustainable Energy for the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement”.
Vienna, 11 May 2017 – ENEL, one of the world’s leading global utilities, and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have announced that they will work together with key stakeholders, in cooperation with Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), on accelerating sustainable energy, including power grid efficiency and electrification.
At last month’s Sustainable Energy for All Forum in New York City, Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) announced its intention to launch a new People-Centered Accelerator to support gender equality, social inclusion and women’s empowerment in the energy sector.
The Accelerator will bring together a voluntary group of like-minded partners who are committed to advancing these goals, and work with global leaders to promote an energy transition that leaves no one behind.
How system-scale planning and management of hydropower can yield economic, financial and environmental benefits
VIENNA, May 14 2017 (IPS) - It may be the 21st century but more than three billion people still use fire for cooking and heating. Of those, one billion people have no access to electricity despite a global effort launched at the 2011 Vienna Energy Forum to bring electricity to everyone on the planet.
A new report from the Energy Transitions Commission (ETC) has outlined the opportunity to halve global carbon emissions by 2040 if governments, investors and businesses act now in accelerating a sustainable energy transition.
The third Sustainable Energy for All Forum took place at the Duggal Greenhouse in Brooklyn, New York from April 3 – 5, 2017. Over 1,000 high-level representatives from government, business, civil society and international organizations from 110 countries came together under the Forum theme “Going Further, Faster – Together” towards global energy goals and progress on Sustainable Development Goal 7.
An emerging global campaign on energy access, Shine: Investing in Energy Access for All, was revealed at this month’s Sustainable Energy for All Forum - focusing on diversifying the sources of finance to support energy access.
The campaign will unite partners from the faith, development and philanthropic sectors to commit to mobilizing new forms of capital, scaling resources and generating momentum to achieve universal access to clean, affordable and reliable energy by 2030 and support Sustainable Development Goal 7.
The energy access dividend: Our final day of the 2017 Sustainable Energy for All Forum focused on the energy access dividend, with sessions focusing on exploring the dividends that accure with energy services and the case for going further, faster – together.
According to the latest Global Tracking Framework (GTF) report, the current pace of progress on three global energy goals – access to electricity, renewable energy and efficiency – is not moving fast enough to meet 2030 targets. Read the Executive Summary.