Description: Energy is the golden thread that connects economic growth, increased social equity and a healthy environment. The Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative is helping to realize the vision agreed at Rio+20 by catalyzing major new investments, facilitating new public-private partnerships, and mobilizing bold commitments and actions that will have a transformative impact towards the achievement of three targets by 2030:
- Ensuring universal access to modern energy services;
- Doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency; and
- Doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.
In working towards these targets, the annual SE4ALL Forum will provide yearly milestones along the way. Key objectives that participants will be challenged to consider include the following:
- Assess progress on Sustainable Energy for All since Rio+20.
- Inspire and mobilize further action, partnerships and commitments by showcasing success stories, innovation and best practices.
- Grow the broader movement of civil society organizations and stakeholders by launching advocacy campaigns and outreach under the UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All.
- Shape and set the direction for the global policy discourse on energy for the next crucial decades to come.