Global Theme Champions
For each of the themes, there will be global theme champions consisting of representatives from Member States at the ministerial level to spearhead advocacy efforts.
Energy access: This theme will address the need and means for accelerated actions towards
universal access to electricity and clean cooking, as well as heating/cooling and other energy services.
Global Champions: China, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Netherlands, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia
Energy transition: This theme will focus on energy sector decarbonisation strategies to
dramatically increase the application of renewable energy and energy efficiency, including in end use
sectors like transport (e.g. renewable powered electric vehicles), while ensuring a just transition,
including strategies on coal phase-out.
Global Champions: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, India, Nigeria, Spain, United Kingdom
Enabling SDGs through inclusive, just energy transitions: This theme will focus on maximizing the
positive impacts of an inclusive and just energy transitions on the achievement of the SDGs, including
gender equality, job creation, youth empowerment, agriculture and food systems, health, education,
water, and sustainable production and consumption, through coordinated multi-sectoral
Global Champions: Iceland, Nauru, Panama, Portugal, United Arab Emirates
Innovation, technology and data: This cross-cutting theme will focus on advancing energy access,
energy transitions as well as enabling the SDGs through the development and application of data; technology, innovation,
research and capacity building measures, as well as through integrated policy making and regulation
that are necessary to achieve the Energy Compact commitments, and SDG7.
Global Champions: Mauritius, Morocco, Russian Federation**
Finance and investment: This theme will focus on how public and private finance and investment
can be mobilized and leveraged to achieve the 2025 Milestones, SDG7 and carbon neutrality, taking also into
consideration enabling mechanisms such as the fiscal response to COVID-19, fossil fuel subsidy reform; green
investment regulation; risk management and insurance.
Global Champions: Dominican Republic, Netherlands**, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia**
Additional Champions are expected to be announced in the weeks ahead for the following themes: enabling SDGs through inclusive, just energy transitions; innovation, technology and data; and finance and investment. (Update 10 March 2021) Additional Global Champions based on expressions of interest to date have been duly acknowledged. As such, new expressions of interest to serve as Global Champions can no longer be considered. This process is now closed. We thank all Champions for their commitment and encourage all Member States and stakeholders to engage actively as participants in the Ministerial Forums and related events on the road to the High-level Dialogue.