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The SDG7 Policy Briefs 2021 – Advancing SDG7 Implementation in Support of the 2030 Agenda
Tuesday, 13 July 2021
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Virtual (NY Time)

Side Event

The Permanent Mission of Norway to the UN

This side-event will feature a presentation and discussion of the SDG7 Policy Briefs 2021: Leveraging Energy Action for Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals. The SDG7 Policy Briefs are released annually in support of the deliberations at the High-level Political Forum, contributing also this year to the High-level Dialogue on Energy in September, and the implementation of the Decade of Action to deliver the SDGs and the UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All 2014-2024. The Briefs are compiled by the multi-stakeholder SDG7 Technical Advisory Group, composed of 40 experts from Governments, UN and international organizations, and other stakeholders.

The Policy Briefs 2021 place a special focus on the interlinkages of SDG7 with all other SDGs, highlighting that decisive action on sustainable energy can catalyse progress towards all the other SDGs, as well as towards global climate protection targets. Draft Agenda

1. Welcome Remarks by the Co-Facilitators of the SDG7 TAG:

  • Mr. Hans Olav Ibrekk, Special Envoy, Climate and Security, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs 2. Introduction by the Secretariat:
  • Mr. Minoru Takada, Team Leader (Sustainable Energy), Division for Sustainable Development Goals (DSDG), UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs

    3. Presentation of SDG7 Policy Briefs 2021 by the Co-Facilitators of the SDG7 TAG

    4. Comments by Members of the SDG7 TAG

    5. Open Discussion

    6. Closing remarks

  • United Nations