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SE4All Advisory Board’s Finance Committee Report on Scaling Up Finance for Sustainable Energy Investments

Energy has become the central theme in discussions on alleviating poverty, promoting economic development and improving quality of life of people. The ambitious goals that the international community is setting to achieve sustainable development and address climate change require creative collaborations and finding new and innovative solutions. Continue reading

Billions of dollars mobilised towards goal of Sustainable Energy for All

Billions of dollars mobilised under the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative can halve energy poverty worldwide and more investment is being committed, but there is still a long way to go to meet the twin challenges of energy poverty and climate change. More than 90 million people have already gained access to sustainable energy under pledges made for the initiative, which is rallying governments, international institutions, businesses, banks and civil society towards three interlinked targets by 2030: achieving universal access to modern energy services, doubling the rate of improvement in energy efficiency and doubling the share of renewables in the global energy mix. Continue reading

Government, business and civil society leaders to announce new commitments for energy action at UN Sustainable Energy for All Forum, 18-21 May

At the second annual UN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FOR ALL FORUM (18-21 May), leaders from government, business and civil society will announce new commitments and drive action to end energy poverty and fight climate change. They will present ways to catalyze finance and investment at the scale required to meet the targets of the UN Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative on energy access, energy efficiency and renewable energy. Continue reading

2015: Time for Sustainable Energy for All

2015: Time for Sustainable Energy for All2015 will be a critical year for the global community and the United Nations. It is the year we face several decisions – on disaster risk reduction, financing for development, sustainable development and climate – that will shape our collective futures for generations to come. The “2015 Time for Global Action” Continue reading

UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All

Launching the United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All at the first annual Sustainable Energy for All Forum, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed modern energy services as the source of profound and life-changing opportunities – for the poorest communities and the richest investors – and urged generating the innovative ideas and vital partnerships to wholly transform the global energy landscape.  Continue reading

Plan for universal access to sustainable energy

The United Nations and the World Bank have announced a concerted effort by governments, international agencies, civil society and the private sector to scale up efforts to provide sustainable energy to all, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calling for massive new investments in the face of a rising “global thermostat.” Continue reading