Update on the UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All

On 15th October 2014, the Secretary-General’s report on the United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) was introduced to the Economic and Financial Committee at the ongoing General Assembly in New York.

On 15th October the Secretary-General’s report on the United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) was introduced to the Economic and Financial Committee at the ongoing General Assembly in New York.

People who lack access to energy are mainly the same people who lack access to clean water and sanitation, experience high food insecurity and would also experience the worst impacts of climate change. The report laid out broad pillars for the future actions throughout the SE4All decade as a way to address these challenges.

Significant progress has already been achieved since the initiative was launched in 2012. Realizing the need for a coherent, integrated approach to energy issues, the period 2014 to 2024 has been declared the UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All. Mr. Kandeh Yumkella (former Director General of UNIDO) has been appointed special representative of the Secretary General on this topic, and most recently the goals of the SE4All initiative have been proposed to the post-2015 development agenda (GFSE was reporting).

Quoting Dr. Minoru Takada, SE4All’s representative in New York, in his speech at the General Assembly: “We have seen ambitions, commitments and actions across all stakeholders in all regions. We believe this is the time to consolidate our gains and establish solid long-term arrangements to continue to grow this momentum.”

For more Information visit:

http://www.se4all.org/2014/10/17/secretary-generals-report-un-decade-sustainable-energy/

http://www.se4all.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Decade-report.pdf

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