- The Global Energy Consultation
The Global Consultation on Energy is now underway! Its purpose is to invite an extensive range of stakeholders to build a shared vision of the world’s future energy challenges and the need to integrate energy into the post-2015 development agenda. The effort is a part of a larger global conversation comprising over 50 National Consultations and 11 Thematic Consultations, one of which is on energy. The consultation is taking place both on a web-based platform and at various face-to-face events worldwide.
The online dialogue has begun with a first phase of discussions to explore why energy matters and key priority issues. Please join the 1,500+ people that have accessed the conversation to date. Further information on the global energy consultation, including an evolving calendar of events, is available on the World We Want energy consultation site.
- A UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All
On 21 December 2012, the UN General Assembly underscored the importance of energy issues by declaring 2014 to 2024 the Decade for Sustainable Energy for All. Its resolution (A/RES/67/215) calls upon Member States to galvanize efforts to make universal access to sustainable modern energy services a priority. It also emphasizes the importance of improving energy efficiency, increasing the share of renewable energy and cleaner technologies. As a next step, the Secretary-General will prepare, in consultation with relevant stakeholders, guidance on activities for the Decade in time for the Assembly’s next session.