High-level Dialogue on Energy: Ministerial Thematic Forums

External event
All day
21 Jun 2021
All day
25 Jun 2021
Virtual event

Ministerial Thematic Forums will bring together key stakeholders virtually over five days, 21-25 June 2021, to mobilize actions as a major milestone on the road to the High-level Dialogue on Energy in September 2021. Register here.

Ministers from national governments and leaders from business, cities, civil society and youth organizations and other stakeholders will have the opportunity to showcase solutions and partnerships on each priority theme and present their Energy Compacts, setting out their voluntary commitments and actions.

A report detailing recommendations for action needed on each of the five priority themes will be officially launched at each Forum by the Technical Working Group co-lead organizations. Together these five reports will comprise a global roadmap for achieving affordable and clean energy for all by 2030, on the road to net-zero emissions by 2050.

Damilola Ogunbiyi has been designated the High-Level Champion to drive global advocacy for the Dialogue. She will participate in main events such as:

  • 21 June, 9:00-9:30 EST
    Opening remarks at the Grand Opening - watch live on UN Web TV
  • 21 June, 9:30-11:30 EST
    Master of Ceremony of the Ministerial Segment  
  • 24 June, 11:30-13:00 EST
    Special Address at the high-level side event on Citizen-Centric Energy Transition: A Special Event on India’s 2030 Agenda. Register here
  • 25 June, 11:00-12:00 EST
    Remarks at the Grand Closing

She will join several SDG7 Action Zone sessions organized by SEforALL and partner organizations. See the complete programme here.

The SDG7 Action Zone will provide space for side events where Energy Compacts can be featured, bringing together interested partners. Join SEforALL for the following sessions:

24 June, 12:00-13:00 CEST: Delivering on Energy, Health, Climate and Food through action on Efficient, Climate-Friendly Cooling

Organized by the Cool Coalition and SEforALL, the event will highlight how action on efficient, climate-friendly cooling can simultaneously contribute to the High-level Dialogue on Energy, UN Food Systems Summit and the 26th Climate Change Conference. This event will showcase concrete commitments and strategies by countries, cities, the private sector and civil society to make this transformation opportunity a reality. Register here.

24 June, 14:00-15:15 EST: Connecting and Uniting Action and Commitment: Health Facility Electrification Energy Compact

COVID-19 has brought into sharp focus the inequalities and vulnerabilities of health systems across the world. This session, organized by SEforALL and USAID/Power Africa, is expected to contribute to the energy and health sector by exploring the development of an Energy Compact dedicated to health facility electrification. Register here.

22 June, 14:00-15:15 EST: Integrated Energy Planning for Driving Outcomes and Investment

This session, organized by SEforALL and The Rockefeller Foundation, aims to increase the understanding of integrated energy planning (IEP) as a valuable tool for country commitments under the Energy Compacts. It will discuss how the latest innovations in data technology lead to better demand predictions and ultimately better sector planning.

21 June, 11:45-12:45 EST: Financing Energy Access and Economic Recovery in a Climate Smart Way

The Rockefeller Foundation, the IKEA Foundation, SEforALL and the IFC are focused on mobilizing a new community of investors and additional climate finance for distributed renewable energy projects in low-income and emerging countries to lift millions of people out of energy poverty. This session will discuss recent significant investment and partnership announcements with the leadership from each organization. Find out more.

See also: Foundations announce USD 1 billion fund for renewables in emerging economies

The SDG7 Action Zone sessions are open to all registered participants of the Ministerial Thematic Forums. Register here.

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