UNGA 77 Microsoft

SEforALL at UNGA78

All day
21 Sep 2023
All day
22 Sep 2023
New York City, USA

Each year, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) offers a unique opportunity to engage with global leaders from across different sectors whose political will and commitment are essential to achieving clean energy transitions.

As a key partner in UN-Energy and with our CEO serving as Special Representive to the Secretary-General, this is an important moment for our advocacy and diplomacy efforts. 

In 2023, we will once again be involved in several key sessions within and around UNGA.

Press Conference: Launch of the annual Energy Compact Progress Report

Friday 15 September 2023 | New York City

Press briefing on the launch of the annual Energy Compact progress report and preview of High Impact Initiative event on SDG Acceleration Day

High-Impact Initiative Showcase for SDG Summit 
(Energy Compacts)

Sunday 17 September 2023 | New York City | By invitation only - On demand recording on UNTV

Hosted by: UN-DESA as Secretariat of UN-Energy, in partnership with SEforALL and UN-Energy members

Energy Compacts have been selected by the UN Secretary-General’s office as a High-Impact Initiative that will be showcased on SDG Acceleration Day on 17 September 2023, to raise collective commitments to accelerate partnerships, ensuring the urgency and scale needed to achieve SDG7 and just, inclusive and equitable energy transitions towards net zero.

SEforALL Governance Board Meeting followed by the Launch of SEforALL Strategic Plan 2024-2026

Sunday 17 September 2023 | New York City | By invitation only

Hosted by: SEforALL

Meeting of the SEforALL Governance Board, followed by an event and reception to launch the SEforALL’s 2024-2026  strategic plan with members of the Board, General Assembly, Funders Council, Leadership Council and close partners.

24/7 CFE Panel Discussion

Wednesday 20 September 2023 | New York City | Video recording available here

Hosted by: SEforALL

The 24/7 Carbon Free Energy (CFE) Compact movement was launched by UN-Energy in collaboration with SEforALL at the High-level Dialogue in September 2021 to achieve the goal of decarbonizing every hour of electricity consumption on every grid where that consumption occurs. With over 119 signatories to the 24/7 CFE Compact thus far, the imperative now is to identify how best to utilize this global platform to support signatories on their 24/7 CFE journey and to continue growing the movement to help drive global decarbonization.  

This session will showcase results from a new study launched by the 24/7 CFE Compact. The study analyses existing policies, regulations and business models to propose reforms that will shape the electricity industry in a way to allow for citizen active participation in the energy transition, maximizing emissions reductions by increasing energy efficiency and reducing reliance on fossil fuels during the dirtiest hours of electricity consumption.

Mobilizing Climate Finance for Powering Healthcare Roundtable

Thursday 21 September 2023 | New York City | By invitation only

Hosted by: SEforALL

Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), in partnership with the Health and Energy Platform of Action (HEPA) hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Health Electrification and Telecommunications Alliance (HETA) hosted by Power Africa, is organizing a closed-door discussion with climate-related donors, DFIs, and relevant partners on Thursday 21 September on the margins of the UN General Assembly (New York City). This roundtable will take place a day after the Climate Ambition summit and during the UN Climate Week and will discuss key issues related to mobilizing climate finance for sustainable electrification of health facilities.

Global Africa Business Initiative

Thursday 21 - Friday 22 September 2023 | New York City | By invitation only - Video recordings available here and here

Hosted by: UN Global Compact

Themed 'Unstoppable Africa', the Global Africa Business Initiative (GABI) event will take place 21-22 September in New York during the high-level UN General Assembly week. This year's event aims to amplify opportunities and encourage businesses, governments, and investors globally to drive business, trade, and growth for Africa and the world.  

SEforALL will participate in a number of sessions and showcase its work on Energy Transition and Investment Plans in Africa, Renewable Energy Manufacturing opportunities and the Africa Carbon Markets Initiative.