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Climate Leadership Gala 2016

Rachel Kyte, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and CEO for Sustainable Energy for All, received the Women and the Green Economy (WAGE®) Leadership Award. As the World Bank Group’s Special Envoy for Climate Change, Rachel was pivotal to the success of the Paris Climate Agreement by bringing awareness to the urgency and necessity to move forward with a meaningful framework. In her new role, she is focused on affordable, reliable and sustainable energy as the key to combating both poverty and climate change.
 

IFC's Annual Global Private Equity Conference in association with EMPEA

The 18th Annual Global Private Equity Conference is taking place on 10-11 May 2016 at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, DC during EM PE Week in DC 9-12 May 2016. Join 800+ professionals, including 300 LPs, from more than 60 countries at emerging markets private equity's flagship event.

Once the gathering of a handful of industry pioneers, the Global Private Equity Conference was founded out of the need for a forum where the data could be analyzed, lessons learned could be shared and ideas could be openly debated.

Energy Efficiency Global Forum 2016

Energy Efficiency Global Forum (EE Global) is an invitation-only opportunity to join hundreds of executives and policymakers from across sectors, disciplines, and borders. The energy efficiency elite will convene in Washington, D.C. for two days with a goal of advancing the productivity and profitability of energy efficiency.

EE Global will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from May 11th through the 12th, 2016.

Rachel Kyte Joins Energy Transitions Commission

(Washington, DC) – Rachel Kyte, CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), announced today at the Climate Action 2016 Summit that she will be joining the Energy Transitions Commission (ETC) as the newest of the group’s distinguished Commissioners.

As part of the ETC, she will join more than 25 leaders from across the energy sector who are collaborating to accelerate the transition towards low-carbon energy systems that help us achieve the commitment of the Paris Agreement while enabling robust economic development.

SEforALL is proud to support the Climate Action 2016 summit

Representatives from business, cities, and civil society will preview the climate summit taking place in Washington, DC, May 5 & 6

The most significant gathering of sub-national and non-governmental leaders on global climate action this year will take place in Washington, D.C. on May 5-6. This event follows last week’s successful UN signing ceremony, where more than 175 countries signed the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Super Connector: SEforALL's new online forum is helping scale up clean energy solutions

Connect to innovate is the mantra of the new SEforALL Energy Access Online Forum – a joint initiative of the World Bank Group and Sustainable Energy for All. This new collaborative website aims to provide development practitioners around the world with a virtual platform to connect and share solutions that can help solve the energy access challenge at a faster pace.

Business as usual is not enough to achieve Sustainable Energy for All

21 April 2016 - At the margins of the General Assembly’s High-Level Thematic Debate on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, a distinguished group of government, private sector, international organization and civil society leaders gathered to discuss how to achieve Sustainable Energy for All. The event was hosted by IRENA and SEforALL at the UN in New York.

Record support for advancing Paris Climate Agreement entry into force

In an extraordinary show of support for the Paris climate agreement adopted last December, 175 countries signed the Paris Agreement at a ceremony at UN Headquarters today that far exceeded the historical record for first-day signatures to an international agreement.

The ceremony, held the first day the Paris Agreement was open for signature, marked the initial step toward ensuring the agreement enters into force. The agreement can enter into force 30 days after 55 countries accounting for 55 per cent of global emissions deposit their instruments of ratification.

World Leaders urge real action on SDGs

World Leaders Urge Real Action on Combating Climate Change, as General Assembly Debates Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals

21 April 2016, New York, United Nations GA Seventieth Session, High-Level Thematic Debate

Outlining early actions and evolving plans to achieve the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, world leaders called for tangible climate action, the eradication of poverty and bolstered development financing as the General Assembly convened a high-level thematic debate on the Agenda’s implementation.