News and Media
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Press Releases and Announcements
OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE THEME REPORTS
A GLOBAL CALL TO ACTION FOR ENERGY COMPACTS
Time to take bold energy action for people and planet
COP26 President joins global leaders for Call to Action for Energy Compacts
Global Champions for Energy Access
Global Champions for Energy Transition
Global Champions for Enabling SDGs through Inclusive, Just Energy Transitions
Global Champions for Innovation, Technology and Data
Global Champions for Finance and Investment
Co-Leads for Energy Access
Co-Leads for Energy Transition
Co-Leads for Enabling SDGs through Inclusive, Just Energy Transitions
Co-Leads for Innovation, Technology and Data
Co-Leads for Finance and Innovation
Enabling SDGs through Inclusive, Just Energy Transitions
Innovation, Technology and Data
Finance and Investment
UPDATE: MINISTERIAL THEMATIC FORUM ON ENABLING SDGs THROUGH INCLUSIVE, JUST ENERGY TRANSITIONS
Co-hosted by: Global Champions for Enabling SDGs through inclusive, just energy transitions: European Union (Supporting Role), Iceland, Honduras, Nauru, Panama, Portugal, United Arab Emirates
UPDATE: MINISTERIAL THEMATIC FORUM ON ENERGY TRANSITION
Co-hosted by: Global Champions for Energy Transition: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, India, Nigeria, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom
UPDATE: MINISTERIAL THEMATIC FORUM ON INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY AND DATA
Co-hosted by: Global Champions for Innovation, technology and data: Finland, Mauritius, Morocco, Russian Federation (Supporting role)
UPDATE: MINISTERIAL THEMATIC FORUM ON ENERGY ACCESS
Co-hosted by: Global Champions for Energy Access: China, the European Union (EU), Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Netherlands, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia
Foundations Announce $1 Billion Fund for Renewables in Emerging Economies at Opening of Ministerial Forums
Ready to take off! Over 40 Ministers to join Forums along with business, NGO, youth leaders
UN HIGH-LEVEL DIALOGUE ON ENERGY MINISTERIAL THEMATIC FORUMS
Join Ministers and experts at virtual Forums to mobilize transformational energy actions for the summit-level UN Dialogue in September 2021 and beyond.
OPINION: The energy revolution is here – and here’s how to be a part of it
by Liu Zhenmin, Achim Steiner and Damilola Ogunbiyi | United Nations
Clean and Safe Energy in Refugee Settings: Moving forward on the Clean Energy Challenge
This event - Clean and Safe Energy in Refugee Settings: Moving forward on the Clean Energy Challenge - will spotlight how clean energy projects are already transforming the lives of refugees and local populations, present opportunities for further engagement, and launch a Call to Action to anchor humanitarian energy to the global climate and energy agenda.
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 13
High-Level Dialogue on Energy 2021 Update | Issue 12
High-Level Dialogue on Energy 2021 Update | Issue 11
A Momentum Builds for Forums as Over 20 Ministers Confirm Participation
High-Level Dialogue on Energy 2021 Update | Issue 10
A high-level Call to Action for Energy Compacts cites the urgency in this crucial year for climate and sustainability and a call for everyone to step up and prepare their Energy Compacts.
High-Level Dialogue on Energy 2021 Update | Issue 9
The drive to catalyze bold energy action in the form of Energy Compacts is gaining momentum in the lead-up to the High-level Dialogue on Energy and Climate COP-26.
To help boost energy action in this crucial period leading up to the High-level Dialogue and Climate COP-26, UN-Energy in collaboration with SEforALL and other partners is organizing an intensive schedule of workshops to walk different constituencies through the process of creating an Energy Compact and answer questions.
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
Stakeholders Thematic E-Consultation
The objective is to collect inputs from stakeholders to the five themes of the United Nations High Level Dialogue on Energy 2021.
Technical Working Group on Energy Access
Technical Working Group on Enabling SDGs through Inclusive, Just Energy Transitions
Technical Working Group on Innovation, Technology and Data
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.