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SEforALL at COP26: It's time for energy. The world can't wait.

08:00 GMT
31 Oct 2021
18:00 GMT
12 Nov 2021
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Join us as we mobilize bolder, stronger commitments and actions for sustainable energy for all.

SDG7 Pavilion

For the first time in COP history, Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), in partnership with the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet, will host a dedicated SDG7 Pavilion in the Blue Zone at COP26. The pavilion will unite SDG7 stakeholders to mobilize and connect bold commitments and actions for energy around the world. Find out more.

SEforALL co-organized events at the SDG7 Pavilion (all times GMT):

2 November, 11:30 - 12:15 24/7 Carbon-free Energy Compact: Accelerating decarbonization of the world’s electricity grids (co-organized with UN-Energy)
3 November, 9:45 - 10:30 Commission on people-centered transition to clean energy (co-organized with the International Energy Agency)
3 November, 10:45 - 11:30 Paris alignment of finance flows: Challenges and innovative solutions in Asia (co-organized with the Climate Policy Initiative)
3 November, 13:30 - 14:45 Rwanda - A decade of action to advance SDG7; Launch of Energy Compact on clean cooking; Accelerating access investments and SEforALL Forum in Kigali, May 2022 (co-organized with the Government of Rwanda)
8 November, 18:00 - 19:00 Be Bold: Solutions to boost energy efficiency (co-organized with UNIDO)
9 November, 10:00 - 10:45 Be Bold: Invest in women and communities for Covid recovery and a sustainable clean energy future (co-organized with the Shine Campaign)
10 November, 9:00 - 10:30 Sustainable mobility for all through clean and affordable energy (co-organized with the World Bank)
10 November, 14:15 - 15:00 Powering past coal: Coal power finance in high-impact countries (co-organized with the Climate Policy Initiative)
11 November, 10:45 - 11:30 Accelerating the transition from energy efficient to zero carbon buildings (co-organized with the World Resources Institute)
11 November, 14:00 - 14:45 Be Bold: Sustainable Cooling for All (co-organized with UNEP)

Register here to attend virtually. See the full agenda (as per 9 November).

Other key events with SEforALL participation

Launch of the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet, 2 November

The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet is bringing together preeminent philanthropic, government, donor, MDB, DFI, and private sector partners to build a unique global platform to accelerate an equitable energy transition in over 50 developing and emerging economies. The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet will launch during the COP26 World Leaders Summit (WLS) on 2 November at the Innovation Event. Alliance leadership will announce the platform, its specific funding, and a Call for Proposals, which will incorporate a mechanism to ensure countries submitting energy access and energy transition proposals receive technical advice throughout the process to maximize viability and implementation success.  Heads of state and national climate and energy transition leadership will be invited to join in-person and virtually, for those unable to travel to Glasgow. 

GEF: Net-Zero Pathways – Moving from Aspirations to Action, 2 November

How can countries reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050? How do we move from global- to local-level net-zero targets, and what are the challenges and opportunities that this process comes along with?  This event will explore these questions and present examples of ongoing experiences with science and policy experts and high-level country representatives. Find out more

Unlocking Clean, Affordable, and Reliable Electricity, 3 November

At this event, co-hosted by the Commonwealth Secretariat, SEforALL, and the Republic of Seychelles, SRSG Damilola Ogunbiyi will deliver opening remarks along with The Commonwealth Secretary-General, The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC and will be convened to launch a toolkit for developing investment-grade business cases for clean energy investments in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and serve as an investor roundtable for the Republic of Seychelles. 

Energy Day, 4 November

On 4 November, the COP26 Energy Day will bring together governments, businesses, investors and organisations from across the world to demonstrate that the shift to clean power is inevitable and rapidly accelerating, that an end to unabated coal power is now within reach, and that people and their livelihoods are at the heart of this transition. 

The Energy Day Opening Event will be followed by an event hosted by the Energy Transition Council, featuring two panel sessions where senior figures from governments and international organisations will announce and discuss new measures to scale up clean power more quickly, shift away from coal and ensure access to affordable, sustainable energy for all.

On this critical day for SDG7, our CEO and SRSG Damilola Ogunbiyi will give remarks at the Energy Day opening, closing as well as the Energy Transition Council event.

The Energy Transition Council (ETC) is one of the key initiatives of the UK COP26 Presidency for promoting and supporting ambitious clean energy transitions in developing countries. Our CEO is the council Co-Chair and we are directly involved in supporting the council’s secretariat and overall strategy. Find out more.