Sustainable Energy for All’s (SEforALL) mission is to empower leaders to broker partnerships and unlock finance to achieve universal access to sustainable energy – as a contribution to a cleaner, just and prosperous world for all.
We work 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. Certain areas of this energy transition demand more urgent, focused action. Our work addresses the need to have all energy stakeholders—business, government, consumers and NGOs—aligned on and committed to these areas so that real progress can be made.
We empower energy decision-makers by marshaling evidence, benchmarking progress, amplifying the voices of the energy poor, telling stories of success, and connecting stakeholders to one another. The combination of these activities enables greater attention and resources to reach the speed and scale necessary to achieve SDG7.
Our values underline every aspect of our work
We operate within and across partner-driven networks, building on our strong relationship with the UN. SEforALL catalyzes connections, coordinates activities with others, collaborates on common objectives and leverages opportunities to deliver more as a platform than it can do individually.
SEforALL is adaptive in our approach so we can stay focused on our goal in an evolving economic and political environment. We bring people together who normally do not connect. We frame questions about energy issues differently to help unlock action and finance.
We focus on helping leaders make the most progress in areas aligned to SEforALL's objectives. We are solutions-oriented. We value evidence and data. We understand the scale and urgency of the sustainable energy challenge and the need for a holistic, systems-based approach.
We recognize the diversity of needs across countries and communities. SEforALL commits to working with all actors in delivering solutions that respond to these differentiated needs.
SEforALL's goal is for 'all'. We strive for a sustainable energy transition that is just and equitable and leaves no one behind.
SEforALL treats information carefully and respects the trust provided by our partners.