News and Media
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Press Releases and Announcements
Recognizing ‘historic tipping point’, UN begins push towards more sustainable energy future
“Our challenge is clear: to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, the world must cut carbon emissions by at least 45 per cent below 2010 levels within the next decade”, Secretary-General António Guterres said.
Plus de 20 ministres appellent à une action urgente en amont du Sommet des Nations Unies sur les énergies propres
Le Dialogue de haut niveau sur l’énergie de cette année est l’occasion de promouvoir des solutions concrètes pour accélérer le déploiement des énergies renouvelables à l’échelle mondiale, et faire en sorte que le monde en développement y ait accès.
25 Global Champions Announced for UN High-level Dialogue on Energy
This week, Chile, Portugal, and Saudi Arabia joined the Member States serving as Global Champions for the UN High-level Dialogue on Energy.
UNDP: A historic opportunity to shift the needle on sustainable energy
A widespread, permanent transition to sustainable energy is our only way out of the worst of the climate crisis. It is also critical to achieving a social and economic recovery from COVID-19 that addresses rather than exacerbates inequalities.
High-Level Dialogue on Energy 2021 Update | Issue 7
All stakeholders – including national governments, cities, businesses and civil society organizations – are invited to prepare their voluntary commitments in the form of Energy Compacts..
High-Level Dialogue on Energy 2021 Update | Issue 6
The next steps are speedily getting underway to mobilize the actions urgently needed to achieve clean, affordable energy for all (SDG7) by 2030.
High-Level Dialogue on Energy 2021 Update | Issue 5
Over 20 Minister Champions Lend Their Voices to Urge a Year of Energy Action at Launch of High-level Dialogue Process.
High-Level Dialogue on Energy 2021 Update | Issue 4
The final reports of the Working Groups are expected to be ready by the end of May, as inputs for the five Ministerial Forums to held in June/July, en route to the summit-level September Dialogue.
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.
Reports and Briefs
Technical Working Group on Energy Access
Technical Working Group on Energy Transition
Technical Working Group on Innovation, Technology and Data
Technical Working Group on Finance and Investment
Technical Working Groups to Prepare Roadmap for Universal Energy Access and Energy Transition in Lead-up to UN High-level Dialogue
The Working Groups will gather an impressive roster of some 140 energy experts from governments, international agencies, development banks, academia and civil society organizations.
Secretary-General's message at the opening of the 11th IRENA Assembly
We need to ensure universal sustainable energy access by 2030. This is the objective of Sustainable Development Goal 7. Today, we are falling short. For this reason, I am convening a High-level Dialogue on Energy, in September, in New York.
UN High-level Dialogue on Energy 2021:
Accelerating progress towards universal energy access and net-zero emissions
Side Event at the 11th IRENA Assembly
Convened by UN-Energy, whose Co-Chairs serve as the Co-Chairs of the High-level Dialogue on Energy, and hosted by IRENA, this technical side event will share the overview of the High-level Dialogue on Energy 2021, and highlight the work ahead, with a focus on the planned activities of the Technical Working Groups to be supported by UN-Energy.
The High-Level Dialogue on Energy: First Stakeholders Briefing took place
The first online stakeholders briefing on the High-Level Dialogue on Energy was organized by DESA in collaboration with UN-Energy to share information about the Dialogue and its preparatory process with stakeholders, including opportunities for participation and contribution.
The second Informal Member States briefing on the High-Level Dialogue on Energy
The Under-Secretary-General, LIU Zhenmin as the designated Dialogue Secretary-General, and UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner, and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All Damilola Ogunbiyi, in their capacity as the Co-Chairs for the Dialogue provided remarks and an update on the preparatory process.
HIGH-LEVEL POLITICAL FORUM 2020 UNDER THE AUSPICES OF ECOSOC
The meeting will be held under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council. This will include the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum.
The theme will be "Accelerated action and transformative pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development".
THE ENERGY PROGRESS REPORT
aims to provide the international community with a global dashboard to register progress on energy access, energy efficiency, renewable energy and international cooperation to advance SDG 7. It assesses the progress made by each country on these four pillars and provides a snapshot of how far we are from achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) targets.