2408, 2017

UN releases $2.5 million from pooled fund to tackle energy crisis in Gaza

August 24th, 2017|Energy, News|

With Gaza entering its fourth month of a serious energy crisis, the United Nations today released a further $2.5 million from a pooled humanitarian fund to cover urgent needs in the Palestinian enclave.

“The serious decline in living conditions in Gaza continues,” said UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and Development Activities for the occupied Palestinian Territory (oPt), Robert […]

1306, 2017

At EXPO 2017, UN agencies highlight benefits of clean energy for all

June 13th, 2017|Energy, News|

Showcasing the centrality of the energy sector to address global sustainable development challenges, United Nations agencies in Kazakhstan at EXPO 2017 have urged the global community for new momentum to ongoing efforts towards transition to clean energy.

1206, 2017

UN chief Guterres highlights importance of sustainable energy in message to EXPO 2017

June 12th, 2017|Energy, News, Secretary-General|

Underlining the importance of energy, in particular for realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for urgent action to ensure that everyone has access to clean, affordable and efficient energy so that they can rise to their full potential.

1805, 2017

UNIC Beirut and NGO organize Bike Tripoli 4 ride

May 18th, 2017|Climate change, Energy, News|

For the third year in a row, the Lebanese NGO Social Way Association has organized a bicycle ride, Bike Tripoli 4, in cooperation with the UN Information Centre (UNIC) in Beirut, Bike Lebanon, Beirut by Bike, and the northern coastal cities of Tripoli and Al-Mina municipalities. The theme for the sporting event was “Empowering women in decision making positions.”

505, 2017

New UN study makes ‘strong’ economic case for Africa’s investment in green energy

May 5th, 2017|Energy, News|

Charting data from 54 African countries, a new UN atlas reveals the continent's energy potential; revealing that investment in renewable energy would strengthen its economic advancement.

304, 2017

More action needed to meet energy goals by 2030, new report finds

April 3rd, 2017|Cities, Climate change, Energy, News, Press material|

The current pace of progress on three global energy goals – access to electricity, renewable energy and efficiency – is not moving fast enough to meet 2030 targets, according to the latest Global Tracking Framework (GTF) report released today by the World Bank and the International Energy Agency as part of the Sustainable Energy for All Knowledge Hub.

2503, 2017

Earth Hour 2017: UN joins iconic landmarks ‘going dark’ to support protecting the planet

March 25th, 2017|Cities, Climate change, Energy, News|

The United Nations this evening dimmed the lights at its iconic Headquarters complex in New York and other facilities around the world in observance of the tenth annual 'Earth Hour,' global event to put the spotlight on the issues facing the planet and to inspire millions across the world to live more sustainably.

1412, 2016

Project for solar-powered electric boat transport in the Middle East and North Africa receives US$1 million UN Energy Grant

December 14th, 2016|Climate change, Energy, News|

New York, 14 December 2016 – A partnership working to promote solar-powered electric vessels in Tunisia and in the Middle East and North Africa was awarded the $1 million 2016 Energy Grant from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affair (UN-DESA), it was announced today.

The project “Solar Fuelled Electric Maritime Mobility” by SINTEF, […]

1111, 2016

Private sector commits to further actions on sustainable energy

November 11th, 2016|Climate change, Energy, News|

A new private sector-led initiative, the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA), was announced.

1909, 2016

Broad coalition calls for refugees’ energy needs to be met

September 19th, 2016|Energy, News, Press material|

The assembled organizations agreed that access to clean and sustainable energy can transform broken lives, create empowering opportunities and bridge the humanitarian-development divide.