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Global SDG7 Conference, 10-12 February, 2018, Hong Kong
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ENERGY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

In 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which include a dedicated and stand-alone goal on energy, SDG 7, calling to “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all". Energy lies at the heart of both the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all will open a new world of opportunities for billions of people through new economic opportunities and jobs, empowered women, children and youth, better education and health, more sustainable, equitable and inclusive communities, and greater protections from, and resilience to, climate change.


HIGH-LEVEL POLITICAL FORUM 2018 IN FOCUS

At High-Level Political Forum 2018, SDG 7 will be in-depth reviewed under the overall theme "Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies". Energy-related side events will be held on the margins of the HLPF and sponsored by Member States, UN system and other intergovernmental organizations, Major Groups and other accredited stakeholders.


Current & Upcoming Events


[HLPF Luncheon] Accelerating SDG 7 Achievement in support of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

16 July, 13:15-14:45, UN Delegates Dining Room (By invitation only)

A High-Level Luncheon, co-hosted by the European Union and United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs on accelerating SDG7 Achievement in support of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Contact: DESA (salame1@un.org) and European Commission (William.LINDBERG@ec.europa.eu)


[HLPF Side Event] The Energy-Water Nexus: Managing the linkages between SDG6 and SDG7 for sustainable development

16 July, 16:00-17:30, UN Secretariat Building S2726/27

Jointly organized by UNDESA and ITAIPU Binational (Paraguay-Brazil) as part of their recently launched partnership on “Sustainable Water and Energy Solutions”, the aim of this side event is to discuss the main barriers preventing an effective management of interlinkages between SDG6 (water) & SDG7 (energy); share best practices in managing these interlinkages; and explore solutions moving forward including through the Sustainable Water and Energy Solutions partnership.

Contact: raya@un.org


Jamaica – A Case Study in Fuel Economy Policy

16 July, 17:00-18:00, UN Environment Board Room, 2 UN Plaza, Rm. DC2-803, 323 E. 44th St., New York, NY 10017 (By invitation Only)

The event will showcase the important work that the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) is doing to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – with a particular focus on how the practical support and capacity-building that GFEI partners provide to countries to improve vehicle efficiency is contributing to the SDG7 target of doubling energy efficiency globally by 2030.

Contact: info@globalfueleconomy.org


High-Level Dinner: Sustainable Renewable Energy at the Heart of the SDGs

16 July, 19:00-22:00, Harvard Club, 35 W 44th St (By invitation Only)

Renewable energy contributes to the realisation of almost all SDGs, including those related to climate, economic growth, cities, jobs, agriculture, health, water and poverty. This interactive high-level dinner and dialogue, held at the prestigious New York Harvard Club, will bring together inspirational leaders from the public and the private sectors and civil society to discuss experiences, partnerships and solutions to harness the transformative power of renewable energy.

Contact: EAberg@irena.org


[HLPF Side Event] Approaches to Sustainable Energy for Small States

17 July, 18:30-20:00, UN Trusteeship Council

Organized by the Permanent Mission of Antigua and Barbuda to the United Nations.

Contact: tumasie.blair@ab.gov.ag