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International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development

Introduction

Following adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015, the world continues to explore how to attain the Sustainable Development Goals. Meeting them will require countries to pursue concerted and accelerated actions. Energy is crucial here, from its role in the eradication of poverty through enabling development related to education, water supply and industrialization, to combating climate change. Delivering the energy needed for sustainable development will require implementation of transformational strategies and policies in all countries.

Annual Fora      Kyiv 2018

In focus

10th International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development
7-8 October 2019
United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok, Thailand

The Forum will bring together the experts from the energy sector, representatives from Governments, UN entities, international organizations and other stakeholders to explore pathways to close the gap between targets of the Sustainable Development Goal 7 and commitments to mitigate climate change, and actions to achieve them. It will feature a series of roundtables, parallel sessions and side events, which wil focus on a wider range of energy issues, including clean cooking, access to electricity, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and cleaner use of fossil fuels.
The Forum will include the annual sessions of the UNECE Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency and Group of Experts on Renewable Energy.