UN HLPF Side Event: SDG7 – Leaving no One Behind

DATE
Monday,July 16, 2018 - 15:00 to 16:30 EDT
LOCATION
United Nations Headquarters, Room 12
Overview

This high-level dialogue, in partnership with friends of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and leaders in the energy transition, will explore evidence of progress in achieving SDG7, as highlighted in the SDG7 Tracking report launched at the Sustainable Energy for All Forum in Lisbon in May 2018, from the perspective of our commitment to leave no one behind. Access to affordable, reliable and clean energy unlocks access to health services and education services, advances gender equality and helps start and grow successful businesses.

Panelists will speak of their experience of success, why it should be a priority and how it transforms lives. They will examine how policy matters, how partnerships and getting finance flowing drives results and provide examples of what works and what can be replicated to achieve the speed and scale missing in current efforts to manage the energy transition in most countries.

Comments following the panel discussion will be restricted to a pre-confirmed speakers list. Delegations that wish to make a comment following the panel discussion should register their interest by email to HLPF2018@SEforALL.org. A speakers list will be circulated shortly before the event.

Find out more about SEforALL’s activity at the UN HLPF here.

 

TIME

TOPIC

15:00 – 15:05

Welcome and introductory remarks

  • Rachel Kyte, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and CEO of Sustainable Energy for All

15:05 – 15:15

High-level remarks

  • Deputy Secretary-General, Ms. Amina J. Mohammed

15:15 – 15:45

Ministerial-level Panel Discussion

Moderator:

  • Rachel Kyte, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and CEO of Sustainable Energy for All

Panelists:

  • Prime Minister Komi Selom Klassou of Togo
  • Minister Karolina Skog, Sweden 
  • Minister Gale Rigobert, St. Lucia

15:45 – 16:15

High-level Panel Discussion

Moderator:

  • Rachel Kyte, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and CEO of Sustainable Energy for All

Panelists:

  • Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women
  • Ajaita Shah, Founder and CEO, Frontier Markets
  • Bjarni Bjarnason, CEO, Reykjavik Energy
  • Achim Steiner, Administrator, UNDP 

16:15 – 16:27

Comments from the floor

  • Via pre-confirmed speaker list

16:27 – 16:30

Concluding remarks