Sustainable Energy for All is shifting gear with a new five-year strategy that will drive action to deliver universal access to affordable, clean energy, following the landmark promises made last year by the global community.
Sustainable Energy for All is creating new ‘heat maps’ as a tool to help focus resources for maximum impact across our three objectives on energy access, energy efficiency and renewables.
While every country matters – and within them all regions, cities and communities – the heat maps will offer a framework for identifying places where most needs to be done, and those where successes could be replicated elsewhere.
3–5 April 2017 | New York City
The Sustainable Energy for All Forum is the landmark gathering celebrating the global sustainable energy movement.
Over 1,000 high-level representatives from government, business, civil society and international organizations will gather in New York City for the 3rd Sustainable Energy for All Forum – its theme “Going Further, Faster – Together.”
Rachel Kyte, SEforALL’s Chief Executive Officer and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All, will be among the high-profile speakers at the opening session of Climate Week in New York and will speak at a number of other high-level events during Climate Week running from 19 September – 25 September 2016.
Leading development finance institutions and heads of Nigeria’s most accomplished energy companies will meet with national government at EnergyNet’s Powering Africa: Nigeria Investment Summit, held under the Official Patronage of the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, taking place in Abuja from 12-14 October 2016.
What are the key developments and prospects for existing and emerging carbon initiatives? Today, about 40 national and over 20 sub-national jurisdictions, responsible for almost one-fourth of global greenhouse gas emissions, are putting a price on carbon. Together, these initiatives cover the equivalent of almost 6 gigatons of carbon dioxide, or about 12% of global emissions.
Michael Liebreich, founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance and member of SEforALL’s Advisory Board, is a pioneer in the renewable energy industry and a powerful voice for the ongoing global energy transition.
Rachel Kyte, SEforALL’s Chief Executive Officer and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All, will be speaking on energy, infrastructure and sustainable development at the Toronto Global Forum on Tuesday, 13 September.
“Even though there are a lot of projects happening, to make a project sustainable one must take a whole-systems approach.” Rocky Mountain Institute trustee Maria van der Hoeven, formerly Executive Director of the International Energy Agency and a member of SEforALL’s Advisory Board, talks about energy access and security.
Photo credit: TERI
The United States and China – the world’s two biggest greenhouse gas emitters – have formally ratified the Paris climate agreement, bringing its entry into force a big step closer.
U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping deposited their respective instruments to join the agreement with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Hangzhou, China, on 3 September, ahead of a summit of the G20 group of leading economies.