Energy enables. From job creation to economic development, from security concerns to the full empowerment of women, energy lies at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed by the world’s leaders in September 2015.
How they produce and use energy is pivotal to the Paris Agreement on climate change, in which 195 nations agreed to act to keep the increase in the global average temperature well below two degrees Celsius.
In the words of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, “Energy is the golden thread that connects economic growth, increased social equity, and an environment that allows the world to thrive."
Yet more than one billion people in the world today have no access to electricity, and nearly three times that number depend for cooking on solid fuels, whose smoke is killing more than four million people a year.
Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) is all about that golden thread.
They empower leaders to broker partnerships and unlock finance to achieve universal access to sustainable energy as a contribution to a cleaner, just and prosperous world for all.
They connect stakeholders, marshal evidence, benchmark progress, amplify the voices of their partners and tell stories of success.
As a global platform, SEforALL lifts up the great work of others. It demonstrates the art of the possible. It makes connections and investments happen. It produces measureable results.
Universal Energy Access
SEforALL is working towards three ambitious objectives for 2030:
ensuring universal access to modern energy services
doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix
doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency