4th Sustainable Energy for All Forum

Continuing the yearly tradition, the 4th Sustainable Energy for All Forum convened from 2-3 May 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal and was attended by 900 representatives from government, business, civil society and international organizations.

Over the course of the two days, the progress made towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 7 (to secure affordable reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030) was presented.

After the keynote “Wake-Up Call” high level dialogues, parallel discussions and 18 partner working sessions (organized by partners) elaborated on the emerging themes and critical energy sectors by highlighting the interlinkages between health and energy. In addition, the humanitarian aspects were also reviewed in the context of energy. In order to enable progress, three SEforALL objectives need to be achieved:

  1. ensuring universal access to modern energy services,
  2. doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, and
  3. doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency.

On the opening day of the forum, the annual progress report `Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report` was also introduced to the public and the remaining challenges related to SDG7 were highlighted: 13% percent of the world`s population still lacks access to electricity, the uptake of clean cooking technologies is slower than expected as is the increase in energy efficiency and renewables). The discussions focused on the unmet needs and the second day of the Forum elaborated on the innovative solutions that can contribute to the achievement of SDG7.

To read more about the 4th SEforAll, please follow this link.

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