Interlinkages between energy and SDG4, 8, 10, 13 and 16
Intro

The side event, convened by UN DESA will look into the interlinkages between SDG7 and SDG 4, 8, 10, 13, and 16, building upon the 2019 edition of the SDG7 Policy Briefs that contains detailed analysis on these interlinkages, as well as the 2019 Tracking SDG7 Energy Progress Report, the work of the SDG7 Technical Advisory Group and UN-Energy, the High-Level Dialogue on the implementation of the United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All 2014-2024: A Mid-Point Review, the Climate Summit preparatory meeting in Abu Dhabi, and findings of the first Global Conference to strengthen synergies between the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement in April 2019 in the UN City in Copenhagen.

Summary

The side event, convened by UN DESA looked into the interlinkages between SDG7 and SDG 4, 8, 10, 13, and 16, building upon the 2019 edition of the SDG7 Policy Briefs, as well as the 2019 Tracking SDG7 Energy Progress Report, and findings of the first Global Conference to strengthen synergies between the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement in April 2019 in the UN City in Copenhagen. Representatives from UNICEF, UN ESCWA and Power for All delivered remarks at the event.

Summary

UN DESA organized a side event on ‘Interlinkages between SDG 7 (energy) and SDGs 4, 8, 10, 13, 16’ during the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. The event took place between 16.15-17.30, Friday, 12 July 2019, featuring senior representatives from IRENA, UNESCWA, UNICEF and Power for All. The side event looked into the interlinkages between SDG7 and SDG 4, 8, 10, 13, and 16, building upon the 2019 edition of the SDG7 Policy Briefs that contains detailed analysis on these interlinkages, as well as the 2019 Tracking SDG7 Energy Progress Report, the work of the SDG7 Technical Advisory Group and UN-Energy, the High-Level Dialogue on the implementation of the United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All 2014-2024: A Mid-Point Review, the Climate Summit preparatory meeting in Abu Dhabi, and findings of the first Global Conference to strengthen synergies between the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement in April 2019 in the UN City in Copenhagen.

Panel of speakers
  • Roula Majdalani, Director, Sustainable Development Policies Division, UNESCWA
  • Ahmed Abdel-Latif, Permanent Observer to the UN, IRENA
  • Rakshya R Thapa, Policy Specialist - Climate Change and Energy, Division of Data, Research and Policy, UNICEF
  • William Brent, Director, Power for All
Moderated by:

David Koranyi, Policy Advisor on Sustainable Energy, UN DESA

Organizer: UNDESA

United Nations