Global SDG 7 Conference on Energy

Global SDG 7 Conference
 

21 – 23 February 2018, Bangkok, Thailand

Energizing the 2030 Agenda

Recognizing the importance of energy for sustainable development, the United Nations in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has devoted Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) to energy – the first-ever universal goal on energy, with five targets on access, efficiency, renewables and means of implementation.

SDG 7 is inextricably interlinked to other SDGs and related targets, including those relating to:

  • poverty eradication,
  • food security,
  • clean water and sanitation,
  • health,
  • education,
  • infrastructure,
  • innovation,
  • job creation,
  • and the empowerment of youth and women.
Access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all is fundamental to realizing the vision of the 2030 Agenda.

 

A shift toward sustainable energy solutions is also essential to the achievement of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The ambition of the 2030 Agenda calls for equally ambitious means of implementation, including

  • enabling environments,
  • effective institutions,
  • technology cooperation,
  • capacity building,
  • scaled-up financing
  • and multi-stakeholder partnerships to achieve sustainable
  • development.

In this context, the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), serving as the central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, will undertake the first global review of SDG7 in July 2018, under the auspices of Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

To help provide a solid substantive foundation for the review of SDG7, a global preparatory meeting in support of the review of SDG7 at the 2018 High-Level Political Forum, jointly organized by United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), will be held on 21-23 February 2018 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand.

The global preparatory meeting will help facilitate exchange of lessons, insights and experiences among Member States, UN entities and other international organizations and all stakeholders, and consider challenges and opportunities for accelerating progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

Eng. Pradeep Chaturvedi, Vice Chairman of the WFEO Standing Technical Committee on Energy, will attend the conference.

 

For more information:

  Global SDG 7 Conference Website

  WFEO Committee on Energy Website

  Sustainable Development Goals webpage

 

Venue:

United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok


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