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Opening remarks at International Energy Agency’s Second Global Conference on Energy Efficiency

As delivered Opening remarks by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson,  President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at International Energy Agency’s Second Global Conference on Energy Efficiency     29 June 2017, Paris    Distinguished Ministers, Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to begin by thanking the […]

PRESS RELEASE: President of the UN General Assembly to visit Paris, France

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 17 June 2017 – On 19 June, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, will visit Paris, France to address the International Energy Agency’s Second Global Conference on Energy Efficiency and the International WCRP/IOC Conference “Regional Sea Level Changes and Coastal Impacts”. President Thomson will also attend the […]

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Sustainable Energy for All Forum

Statement by H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, at the Third Sustainable Energy for All Forum 5 April 2017 Ms. Rachel Kyte, Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), Excellencies, Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to begin by thanking the Forum organizers for giving me the […]

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UN-DESA Energy Grant Ceremony

As delivered Remarks by Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly, at UN-DESA Energy Grant Ceremony 14 December 2016   Excellencies Ladies and Gentlemen,   It is an honour to participate in the Award Ceremony for the winner of the second UNDESA Energy Grant. The ‘Powering the Future We Want’ programme is a creative initiative […]

Energy grant award ceremony

The UN-DESA Energy Grant is a capacity building initiative launched and managed by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), in collaboration with the China Energy Fund Committee, a Hong Kong based NGO in consultative status with ECOSOC.

Titled “Powering the Future We Want”, this initiative offers a grant in the amount of one million US dollars to fund capacity development activities in energy for sustainable development. The grant is awarded to an individual, institution or partnership based on past and current achievements in leadership and innovative practices in advancing energy for sustainable development. The 2016 cycle of the grant had as focus “Energy for Sustainable Transport”.

In 2016, the UN-DESA Energy Grant received over 150 applications. The winner has been selected through a rigorous review and objective assessment of these applications, undertaken in multiple stages, guided by an Advisory Council and a High-level Steering Committee. A Grant will xbe awarded annually from 2015 until 2019.

Winner of the US$1 million 2016 UN-DESA Energy Grant: SINTEFThe eight finalists of the 2016 Grant Cycle, in alphabetical order: Ms. Fiza Farhan; GerWeiss Motors Corporation; KPIT Technologies Limited; Medellin Mayor’s Office- Mobility and Transit Department; Motor Development International SA (MDI SA); South Asian Forum for Environment (SAFE); SINTEF; SNV Netherlands Development Organisation.Further information can be found on the grant website: https://poweringthefuture.un.org/

Meeting with Mr. Adnan Amin (Director-General of IRENA)

Meeting with the Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency

Meeting with the Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Mr. Adnan Z. Amin On 21 September, the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson, met with the Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Mr. Adnan Z. Amin. President Thomson congratulated IRENA’s support for the SIDS Lighthouse Energy Initiative and highlighted the […]

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