Sustainable Energy for All shifts gear to speed delivery of affordable, clean energy

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.

Ashden Awards recognise energy leaders of the future

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.

New funding to help cities world-wide implement efficient district energy

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.

Clean Energy Ministerial 7

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.

Dialogue for Climate Action

This two-day event will bring together CEOs, industry leaders, policy makers, bankers, civil society and media to discuss the role of the private sector in developing actions in response to climate change.

Monika Weber-Fahr, Chief Operating Officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) will be moderating the "From Paris to Vienna: Policy, Industry and Dialogue" session on Tuesday May 24, from 9:30-11:00 and participating in the "Translating Principles for Dialogue into Action" session on Wednesday May 25, from 17:30-18:15.