Energy, water and sanitation services are some of the most cross-cutting and deeply embedded factors affecting the daily lives of people all over the world. Sustained, reliable and affordable access to these critical factors represent main challenges faced by many countries in their efforts to achieve sustainable development. They are essential to achieve poverty eradication, global prosperity and economic growth. The importance of these factors and their strong interlinkages and interdependence have become more evident during the COVID-19 world crisis. Integrated water and energy solutions represent a transformative pathway that requires attention from world leaders and accelerated action from everyone.
The HLPF offers a unique platform to assess the potential for this transformative pathway on water and energy and for scaled-up action supporting climate change objectives. Building on ongoing efforts by the Global Sustainable Water and Energy Solutions Network, this virtual event will bring together global leaders to discuss the water and energy sector interlinkages and interdependence, showcase existing initiatives and mobilize action to accelerate the adoption of integrated water and energy solutions towards achieving the 2030 Agenda.
The main objectives of this event are: