Energy Transition Council unveils strategic priorities beyond COP26
Since early 2020, Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) has worked in partnership with the COP26 team to support a more inclusive and affordable clean energy offer for developing countries. The goal of our work has been to ensure that renewable energy and energy efficiency are more attractive financially and easier to access than fossil fuels.
In partnership with the COP26 team, this led to the establishment of the COP26 Energy Transition Council (ETC), co-chaired by COP26 President Alok Sharma and SEforALL CEO and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy Damilola Ogunbiyi. Through Ministerial forums and country dialogues, this council brought developing countries, donor countries, and development finance institutions together to catalyse their collaboration in making clean energy transitions more affordable and attractive in participating economies.
The work of the ETC has led to important collaborations on green grids, distributed renewable energy, and energy efficiency. The ETC also established a Rapid-Response Facility to support short-term technical assistance needed by countries to enhance their ambition on clean energy. Through this work, it has recognized the fundamental connection between SDG7 and the Paris Agreement: delivering a clean, just energy transition that brings energy to countries for economic and social development can be achieved in alignment with our climate goals.
On Energy Day at COP 26, the ETC unveiled its strategic priorities for beyond COP26, including a scaled-up Rapid-Response Facility, a partnership with the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP), and how it will continue its mission through multi-lateral country dialogues and high-level political advocacy.
SEforALL is proud to continue supporting this collaboration through its role in the ETC Secretariat and through the continued participation of our CEO and Special Representative of the Secretary-General as co-chair of the council.
Read more about the ETC’s strategic priorities for 2022 here.