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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.

SEforALL Highlights Investment Needs for SDG 7 Implementation

20 April 2016 - An informal meeting held on the margins of the Financing for Development (FfD) Forum addressed investment in affordable and clean energy needed to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 (Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all). Speakers highlighted the relevance of affordable and clean energy to the achievement of other SDGs and new climate change commitments.

Colombia University event on Women, Energy, and Economic Empowerment

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Columbia Club Alexander Hamilton Room 15 West 43rd Street New York, NY 10036

Please join the Colombia Center on Global Energy Policy's Women in Energy program, the SIPA Energy Association, and the SIPA Consulting Club for an evening of frank and interactive discussion on the interplay of gender, energy, and sustainable development.

IIASA WRI study on Impacts of Small-Scale Electricity Systems - Rural Communities in India and Nepal

The recently released study finds that the poorest of the poor often pay the highest rates for basic electricity services, and regulation of off-grid markets is needed. This report, the product of collaboration between WRI and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis compares the benefits of electricity service to households and small enterprises from microgrids, solar home systems (SHS), and the national grid in select rural communities in India and Nepal.

ARE-RECP Off-Grid Investment Forum creates fertile ground for clean off-grid investments

Amsterdam, 15 April 2016 – In a joint effort to mobilise key decision makers as well as institutional and business representatives to further investments in off-grid renewables in the developing world, the Alliance for Rural Elecrtification (ARE) and the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP) organised a high level investment forum in ING Headquarters and the Bijlmer Amsterdam Arena in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 12-13 April 2016.

Two Degrees of Change: Business and UN leaders take collective action on climate change

Connecting campaigns for gender diversity and climate action to multiply their effects Investment industry moving from pledges to action

Business leaders, investors and global policymakers came together today to agree a collective way forward to tackle climate change, harness the parallel efforts of the campaign for gender equality to speed up progress, and warn that the investment industry “cannot afford” to stand by and watch events passively.