POWERING A FUTURE FOR ALL, PROTECTING OUR PLANET
Convened as the first global gathering on energy under the auspices of the UN General Assembly since the UN Conference on New and Renewable Sources of Energy in 1981, the overarching goal of the High-level Dialogue on Energy is to promote the implementation of the energy-related goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Dialogue should raise ambition and accelerate action towards the achievement of the SDG 7 energy targets by catalysing innovative solutions, investments and multi-stakeholder partnerships in support of the Decade of Action to deliver the SDGs and accelerate the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
First meeting of the High-Level Dialogue Technical Working Group on Energy Access
Speakers noted that universal energy access will require efforts to expand the existing electric grid and develop mini-grids and off-grid options.
First meeting of the High-Level Dialogue Technical Working Group on Energy Transition
Speakers stressed that a just transition should incorporate social and economic considerations, with the principles of equity and leave no one behind as guides for the phase-out of fossil fuels and transition to new energy sources.
First meeting of the High-Level Dialogue Technical Working Group on Enabling SDGs through Inclusive, Just Energy Transitions
Most participants highlighted inclusivity as a major emphasis, with many suggesting that the recommendations should focus on the needs of women and the poor – those who are most disadvantaged by a lack of access to energy – and ensure their inclusion.
First meeting of the High-Level Dialogue Technical Working Group on Finance and Investment
Carbon pricing; making upfront investment cheaper with a 0% tax rate for renewable energy equipment; crowdfunding to cover upfront costs will allow citizens to actively participate in the energy transition while also receiving a return on their investment.
21 Global Champions Announced for UN High-level Dialogue on Energy
This week, Morocco and Panama joined the Member States serving as Global Champions for the UN High-level Dialogue on Energy.
Secretary-General's Priorities for 2021
This year’s High-level Dialogue on Energy will propose solutions for the shift to renewables and the expansion of energy access", said SG in his remarks on the 2021 priorities.
High-Level Dialogue on Energy 2021 Update | Issue 3
The virtual launch of High-level Dialogue on Energy 2021: A Year of Energy Action, marking the beginning of substantive preparations for the Dialogue.
High-Level Dialogue on Energy 2021 Update | Issue 2
Overview of the High-Level Dialogue on Energy preparatory process.
High-Level Dialogue on Energy 2021 Update | Issue 1
Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 74/225, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will convene a High-level Dialogue on Energy at the summit level during the 76th session of the UN General Assembly in September 2021, in New York.