Who we are
Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) is an international organization working with leaders in government, the private sector and civil society to drive further, faster action toward achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7), 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 below 2° Celsius.
Achieving these goals will require a radical rethink of the way we produce, distribute and consume energy. SEforALL is at the heart of this foundational shift to ensure no one is left behind. Drawing on data and evidence, we identify a critical path to success in achieving SDG7.
Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the Sustainable Energy for All initiative in 2011. Now an independent organization, we maintain close links with the UN, including through a relationship agreement, partnerships with UN agencies and with SEforALL's CEO acting as the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of UN-Energy.
Our staff is based at our headquarters in Vienna, Austria and at our satellite office in Washington, DC in the United States. Governance is provided by the SEforALL Administrative Board.
SEforALL is an independent international organization based in Vienna, Austria and Washington, DC, with a formal working relationship with the UN.
Sustainable Energy for All Annual Report 2019
Our 2019 work addressed the need to have all energy stakeholders—business, government, consumers and NGOs—aligned on and committed to these areas so that real progress can be made on SDG7 and the Paris Agreement.
In less than a decade, SEforALL has become the world’s leading enabler of the sustainable energy movement by marshalling evidence, benchmarking progress, connecting partners and amplifying voices.
Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) has a staff of passionate professionals working across teams located in our headquarters in Vienna, Austria and in our satellite office in Washington, DC, United States.
Creating a global movement for sustainable energy involves amplifying voices and sharing stories of success. That is why SEforALL invests heavily in storytelling, social media and traditional media activities.