Sustainable Energy for All Annual Report 2018
Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) works with leaders in government, the private sector and civil society to drive further, faster action toward the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7), which calls for universal access to sustainable energy by 2030, and the Paris Agreement, which calls for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to limit climate warming to well below well below 2° Celsius (and striving for 1.5° Celsius).
This report highlights some of our most important interventions in 2018 such as the fourth SEforALL Forum in Lisbon, which brought together over 800 leaders from business, government and civil society around the theme of “Leaving No One Behind” in the energy transition; the design meeting of the SEforALL Electrification Accelerator; the publication of the second annual Energizing Finance: Understanding the Landscape report; the launch of a flagship sustainable cooling report, Chilling Prospects, during the High-level Political Forum at UNHQ in New York in July 2018.
In 2018, new work evolved responding to demands for addressing the relationship between energy access and health, as well as the energy needs of displaced populations. New strategic partnerships were formed with businesses, international organizations, foundations, universities and UN agencies.