UN High-level Dialogue on Energy
Convened as the first global gathering on energy under the auspices of the UN General Assembly since the UN Conference on New and Renewable Sources of Energy in 1981, the overarching goal of the High-level Dialogue on Energy is to promote the implementation of the energy-related goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Dialogue should raise ambition and accelerate action towards the achievement of the SDG7 energy targets by catalyzing innovative solutions, investments and multi-stakeholder partnerships in support of the Decade of Action to deliver the SDGs and accelerate the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Damilola Ogunbiyi, CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All, is the Global Champion and Co-Chair, along with Co-Chair UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner and UN DESA Under-Secretary-General Liu Zhenmin. SEforALL is playing a key role in the planning and organization of the High-level Dialogue, including the development of new ‘Energy Compacts’ that will allow governments, business and other stakeholders to sign up to specific voluntary targets and initiatives in support of SDG7.
UN TV replay
High-Level Dialogue on Energy (24 Sept)
(Please fast forward to the 08:36 mark)
Energy Action Day (23 Sept)
(Please fast forward to the 18:00 mark)
Energy Action Day (22 Sept)
(Please fast forward to the 21 sec. mark)
For the programme of all events and details of Energy Compacts, see the Dialogue website.
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Commitments of more than USD 400 billion in new finance and investment announced; far more needed to address energy poverty and decarbonization of energy systems