UN-Energy

September 2014 Sustainable Energy Finance Update [viewed]

climatefinanceoctSeptember 2014: During the month of September, the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and other donors undertook activities and approved funding for sustainable energy projects in various countries, including Albania, Burkina Faso, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Peru and Republic of Congo.

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UN Decade of SE4ALL Launched in Europe [viewed]

SE4ALL24 July 2014: The Scottish government hosted the European launch of the UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL), which is taking place from 2014-2024. The event follows the global launch of the Decade, which took place in New York, US, on 5 June, during the first SE4ALL Forum.

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Rural Energy Access Conference Addresses Problems of the Energy-Poor [viewed]

United Nations8 January 2014: The UN-organized 'Global Conference on Rural Energy Access: A Nexus Approach to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication' addressed problems of the “energy-poor” and discussed solutions such as stand-alone renewable electricity systems and advanced cook stoves. The conference concluded with a call for a “nexus approach” to integrating energy access in national sustainable development plans and across the post-2015 development agenda.

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Event: Rural Energy Access: A Nexus Approach to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication [viewed]

UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), in collaboration with Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL), UN-Energy and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), is organizing this event to strengthen capacities on policy, technical and entrepreneurial approaches to rural energy access for eradicating poverty. Specific objectives of the conference include, among others: promoting dialogue among practitioners, experts, donors and policy-makers; assessing potential integrated policy options to address rural energy poverty; identify synergies between energy and other development factors including health, education, economic growth, gender, water and food security; discussing ways to apply models and practices to scale-up clean cookstoves and renewable energy home systems; and supporting the Rio+20 follow-up process and the post-2015 development agenda.  

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Event: E-discussion on Integrating Energy into Post-2015 Development Framework [viewed]

An e-discussion on how to effectively integrate energy issues into the post-2015 development framework is taking place on the World We Want 2015 platform, from 11-22 March. Topics include the global goals, targets and indicators needed to ensure integration of energy into the post-2015 agenda, and how to ensure effective implementation. Participants are invited to comment, discuss and debate key questions on this topic through the online platform. This e-discussion is one of four online consultations that are part of the Global Thematic Consultation on Energy, which aims to build consensus on a set of global objectives and priorities for energy within the post-2015 development agenda. This consultation is co-led by UN-Energy and the UN Secretary-General's Sustainable Energy For All Initiative (SE4ALL) and supported by the Governments of Mexico and Norway.  

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Event: E-discussion on Energy and Means of Implementation [viewed]

An e-discussion on Energy and Means of Implementation of energy goals is taking place on the World We Want 2015 platform, from 25 February to 8 March 2012. Its objective is to examine how to drive innovation, financing and scaled up solutions in the energy sector, with the participation of guest commentators. Viewers are invited to comment, discuss and debate key questions on this topic through the online platform. This e-discussion is one of four online consultations that are part of the Global Thematic Consultation on Energy, which aims to build consensus on a set of global objectives and priorities for energy within the post-2015 development agenda. This consultation is co-led by UN-Energy and the UN Secretary-General's Sustainable Energy For All Initiative (SE4ALL), and supported by the Governments of Mexico and Norway.  

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Event: E-discussion on Energy Nexus [viewed]

An e-discussion on "The Energy Nexus" is taking place on the World We Want 2015 platform, from 11-22 February. Its objective is to facilitate discussions on economic, environmental and social sustainability issues, with the participation of guest commentators, and to discuss the linkages between energy and education, employment, food security, gender, heath, population, poverty, resource scarcity and water issues. Viewers are invited to comment, discuss and debate key questions on this topic through the online platform. This e-discussion is one of four online consultations that are part of the Global Thematic Consultation on Energy, which aims to build consensus on a set of global objectives and priorities for energy within the post-2015 development agenda. This consultation is co-led by UN-Energy and the UN Secretary-General's Sustainable Energy For All Initiative (SE4ALL) and supported by the Governments of Mexico and Norway.  

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Event: E-discussion on Why Energy Matters [viewed]

The World We Want 2015 Platform is hosting an e-discussion on why energy matters, challenges and opportunities related to energy and ways to address such challenges. The discussion will take place between 16 January-8 February. Topics of discussion include achieving universal energy access, increasing renewable energy, improving energy efficiency and exploring the energy-sustainable development nexus. Viewers are invited to comment, discuss and debate key questions on this topic through the online platform. This e-discussion is one of four online consultations that are part of the Global Thematic Consultation on Energy, which aims to build consensus on a set of global objectives and priorities for energy within the post-2015 development agenda. This consultation is co-led by UN-Energy and the Secretary General's Sustainable Energy For All Initiative (SE4ALL) and supported by the Governments of Mexico and Norway.  

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Framing Paper on Energy Released for Global Consultation [viewed]

January 2013: The World We Want 2015 has published a framing paper for the global thematic consultation on energy in the post-2015 development agenda. The paper provides context and updates on the global consultation on energy, and poses questions to stimulate discussion on a post-2015 energy agenda. 

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UN-Energy, SE4ALL Launch Global Consultation on Energy, to Culminate in "Oslo Declaration" [viewed]

16 January 2013: UN-Energy and the UN Secretary-General's Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Initiative have launched the Global Thematic Consultation on Energy, in partnership with the Governments of Mexico and Norway. The Consultation aims to: contribute to a dialogue on the role of energy in a post-2015 framework; mobilize stakeholders to build a vision on priority areas and global objectives on energy; and ensure that the Consultation findings contribute to the post-2015 framework and related processes.

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