Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) is an international organization working with leaders in government, the private sector and civil society to drive further, faster action toward achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7), which calls for universal access to sustainable energy by 2030, and the Paris Agreement, which calls for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to limit climate warming to below 2° Celsius.
Achieving these goals will require a radical rethink of the way we produce, distribute and consume energy. SEforALL is at the heart of this foundational shift to ensure no one is left behind. Drawing on data and evidence, we identify a critical path to success in achieving SDG7.
Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the Sustainable Energy for All initiative in 2011. Now an independent organization, we maintain close links with the UN, including through a relationship agreement, partnerships with UN agencies and with our CEO Rachel Kyte acting as the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of UN-Energy.
Our staff are based at our headquarters in Vienna, Austria and at our satellite office in Washington, DC in the United States. Governance is provided by the SEforALL Administrative Board.
SEforALL is an independent international organization based in Vienna, Austria and Washington, DC, with a formal working relationship with the UN.
In support of SDG7, we broker partnerships and unlock finance to achieve universal access to sustainable energy, as a contribution to a just, prosperous and cleaner world for all.
SEforALL provides public access to our annual reports, strategy documents, financial reports and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning updates.
In less than a decade, SEforALL has become the world’s leading enabler of the sustainable energy movement by marshalling evidence, benchmarking progress, connecting partners and amplifying voices.
Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) has 5 teams in 2 locations. Our organizational structure illustrates full-time, office-based staff across the different units
Creating a global movement for sustainable energy involves amplifying voices and sharing stories of success. That is why SEforALL invests heavily in storytelling, social media and traditional media activities.
Rachel Kyte is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of UN-Energy.
Rachel is a leading advocate for sustainable development and drives SEforALL’s work to mobilize action towards its 2030 goals on universal energy access, energy efficiency and renewable energy. As Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, she is the UN point person for the global goal on sustainable energy.