Driving Action on SDG7: SEforALL activities during UN Climate Action Summit week in New York City
Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) will be in New York City in the week of the critically important UN Climate Action Summit and UN General Assembly to promote more focused, urgent action towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) and the Paris Agreement. Key moments for SEforALL during this busy week include:
Energy Action Forum and UN Climate Action Summit
SEforAll is supporting the Energy Transition Track of the UN Climate Action Summit. This track, which is led by the governments of Denmark and Ethiopia, will focus on main elements of accelerating the energy transition, including boosting renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, access and innovation, and mobilizing investments for the energy transition.
One day before the Summit, the Energy Action Forum will convene high-level stakeholders, demonstrating a leap in collective ambition to accelerate action towards sustainable energy systems in order to secure sufficient and sustainable energy to support economic growth, remove energy poverty and reduce GHG emissions.
Invited speakers include Mette Frederiksen, The Prime Minister of Denmark; Sahle-Work Zewde, The President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, UN; António Mexia, Chairman of the SEforALL Administrative Board and CEO of EDP; and Rachel Kyte, CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All.
Energy Action Forum: 22 September, 2–6 pm EDT, Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice
UN Climate Action Summit: 23 September, UN Headquarters
Seven for 7
SEforALL will host a celebration of leadership and innovation—Seven for 7—to recognize those who are making a significant contribution to increasing the speed and scale required to meet SDG7.
Using health as the common thread, the seven stories of leadership will help demonstrate the profound impact that investment in sustainable energy can have on human development and well-being. The event will feature success stories from policy, business and finance, and innovators from the community of Ashden Award winners.
Remarks and keynotes will be delivered by H.E. Rasmus Prehn, Minister for Development Cooperation, Denmark; Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, UN; Harriet Lamb, CEO of Ashden; António Mexia, Chairman of the SEforALL Administrative Board and CEO of EDP; and Rachel Kyte, CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All.
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24 September, 6–9 pm EDT, Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice
2020 SEforALL Forum Preview
The 2020 SEforALL Forum, hosted by the Government of Rwanda, will take place in Kigali from 26 to 28 May 2020. The Forum is expected to be the most dynamic and diverse convening of the global sustainable energy movement since the adoption of the SDGs in 2015.
This preview event will highlight the expected format and featured elements of the Forum, and the benefits and opportunities to those interested in attending or collaborating with SEforALL for the Forum. In addition, the disruptive solutions that emerged from the SEforALL Charrettes will be presented.
25 September, 3–4:30 pm EDT, UN Headquarters