High-level Dialogue on Energy announced for 24 September
Heads of State to join virtually, launch compacts and actions for clean, affordable energy for all
UN Secretary-General António Guterres announced that he will convene the UN High-level Dialogue on Energy virtually on Friday, 24 September 2021, under the auspices of the UN General Assembly.
A series of Leadership Dialogues will feature Heads of State and Government as well as other global leaders, many of whom are expected to announce commitments in the form of “Energy Compacts”, aimed at achieving clean, affordable energy for all by 2030 (SDG7) and net zero emissions by 2050. More details about Energy Compacts can be found here.
The Dialogue will result in a global roadmap towards the achievement of SDG7 by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2050, building on the outcome of the Ministerial Thematic Forums and the reports of Technical Working Groups released in June.
The thirty Member State Global Champions will play important roles in the Dialogue and representatives of UN organizations, businesses, youth and other constituencies will also join and speak.
Just prior to the official Dialogue opening, an interactive “fireside chat” will take place, featuring leaders from UN, business and civil society organizations.
Energy Action events on 22 and 23 September
To bring together businesses, cities, foundations, youth and other civil society representatives to announce their own Energy Compact commitments and mobilize partnerships for transformative action, multi-stakeholder energy action pre-events are also being organized virtually on the mornings of 22 and 23 September, details to be announced.
Stay tuned and watch the HLDE website for more details on the programme for the High-level Dialogue on Energy and affiliated events.