SEforALL Charrettes generate disruptive solutions to accelerate action on SDG7
Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) held a set of Charrettes in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from 18 - 20 June, bringing together nearly 200 participants to challenge the status quo and generate new ideas and solutions to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7).
The global community is not on track to achieve SDG7 on sustainable energy for all, as laid out in stark terms in the recently released Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report 2019. Notably, 840 million people around the world still do not have access to electricity and 2.9 billion lack clean cooking solutions.
“With just over a decade left for achieving SDG7 by 2030, we need not only a renewed sense of urgency but also new approaches to accelerate progress,” said Rachel Kyte, CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All. “We cannot keep doing the same thing and expect different results.”