New plan to accelerate clean energy access for millions globally |
The UN energy action plan towards 2025 implement commitments made at the September summit, outline a global road map for energy access and transition by the end of the decade, while contributing to net zero emissions in 2050.
The UN-Energy Partnership brings together around 30 organizations working on all aspects of energy and sustainability.
An Energy Lean Action Network has also been established to match governments seeking support for their clean energy goals with governments and businesses pledging to support more than 600 billion dollars.
Alliances to support energy access and transition in Nigeria and in Santiago, Chile, were also announced, thus demonstrating the Network’s potential.
Commitments will advance the achievement of an equitable, inclusive energy transition that ensures all people have access to affordable, clean energy that is affordable Sustainable development goals (SDGs).
Their announcement comes as the world faces what the United Nations has described as three interconnected energy, food and financial crises arising from the war in Ukraine. .
Liu Zhenmin, head of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and Secretary-General of the High-Level Dialogue on Energy 2021, welcomed the launch.
“This will help us stay motivated by creating concrete actions towards clean and affordable energy and net zero emissions,” he said.
Scaling the action
The United Nations Energy Action Plan sets out a framework for collective action that includes doubling annual clean energy investments globally and facilitating access to electricity for 500 million people and communities. Clean cooking solution for a billion people.
It identifies seven work areas, from expanding efforts to close the energy access gap, to leveraging the power of data, digitization and visualization to increase oversight, tracking, accountability. interpret and communicate results.
According to Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and co-chair of UN-Energy.
“The current context has led to a broader understanding of how energy underlies the whole Agenda 2030. It is of the utmost importance that the commitments made at the High-Level Energy Dialogue 2021 and COP26 be translated into practical actions – especially in support of the most vulnerable,” he said. .
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Collaboration for transformation
UN-Energy will support the Lean Energy Action Network, which brings together nearly 200 governments, businesses and other civil society partners, to mobilize the voluntary commitments made at the high-level dialogue. high.
Damilola Ogunbiyi, Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and UN-Energy co-chair, emphasized the important role the foundation plays.
“By creating partnership opportunities, the Network will transform the billions of dollars in financing and investment committed in the Energy Treaties into substantive action towards a sustainable energy future without,” she said. we are in need.
Powering the future
The launch also featured announcements of several new or expanded alliances, demonstrating how countries, cities, businesses, organizations and other partners can join forces through the Network.
For example, SEforALL, UNDP and Husk Power Systems, are among the partners that will support Nigeria’s commitment to provide electricity to 25 million people by 2023, through the use of home solar systems and the grid. small to power five million homes, schools, hospitals and other public buildings. applications. The move will also create about 250,000 new jobs.
In Chile, the government of the Santiago Metropolitan Region will work with the multinational energy company Enel and the University of Desarollo, to increase the final use of electricity for transportation and heating, including by increasing vehicle rates. the city’s electric buses to 100 percent by 2030.
The network will also promote or expand alliances that support green hydrogen and a stronger role for women in leading and benefiting from the energy transition.
In this regard, an action plan to strengthen the role of women in the energy transition has been launched by partners including the Governments of Canada and Kenya, as well as the youth-led energy organization. global leadership, coordinated by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).