On June 15, 2016, Sustainable Energy for All held a meeting of its Advisory Board in Brussels in order to introduce a new strategic framework that would drive action on the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement. The new framework, which ushers in a new period of action and policy development for SEforALL, aims to meet the dual energy challenge: how do we ensure modern, reliable energy access to all without contributing to climate change?
New five-year strategy will drive action for SDG7 and Paris Agreement
BRUSSELS, 15 June 2016 – Sustainable Energy for All – the global, multi-stakeholder platform that played a core role in putting universal access to modern energy services at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Paris climate agreement – is shifting gear with a new five-year strategy that will drive action and deliver on those promises.
On June 9th, 2016, UK-based charity Ashden hosted the 2016 Ashden Awards at the Royal Geographical Society in London. Ashden champions and supports leaders in sustainable energy, both locally and internationally, in order to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon world. This year’s awards honored twelve organizations and programs at the forefront of innovation and creativity in the ever-expanding field of sustainability technology. Award categories ranged from use of smart energy, encouragement of sustainable communities, and innovative finance for energy practices.
On June 8 2016, Asia Clean Energy Forum 2016 formally opened with a series of welcoming remarks and keynote addresses from the Asian Development Bank, its partners, and pre-eminent thinkers in the clean energy world.
New cities and states join UN Sustainable Energy for All program to double the rate of energy efficiency by 2030
Last year the world committed to a more sustainable future. The rollout of efficient district energy systems in cities can help make it happen, and newly approved funding will boost action and implementation.
Copenhagen, 6 June 2016: The Bitten and Mads Clausen Foundation, which owns the Danfoss Group, today announced DKK 9 million in new funding to support UN’s District Energy in Cities initiative under the Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Partnership and its Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform.
The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) is a forum of the world’s largest and most forward-leaning countries working together to accelerate the global transition to clean energy. Launched in 2010, the United States hosted the first ministerial meeting in Washington, DC, with subsequent meetings hosted by the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, India, Korea, and Mexico. At the Mexico meeting in May of 2015, President Barack Obama announced that California would host the Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial.
- Achieving goal would save energy equivalent to decommissioning 60 medium-sized coal-fired power stations
- biggest manufacturer of energy efficient LED lights reaffirms commitment to 100% carbon neutrality by 2020
Renewable energy jobs continue to rise even as employment in the broader energy sector falls