The Fifth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development in Hammamet, Tunisiale
The Forum is organized by the Government of Tunisia, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESWA), the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).
The Forum emphasized attaining the three objectives of the Sustainable Energy for all (SE4All): ensuring universal access to modern energy services, doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency, doubling the share of renewable energy by 2030.
One of the key events was a High-level dialogue on “International Cooperation towards Sustainable Energy for All”, with participation of the Executive Secretaries of UN Regional Commissions and ministers responsible for implementing sustainable energy policies.
Energy efficiency is the best way of getting more out of our existing resources, supporting economic growth, and reducing the energy costs for all citizens.
Global Workshop 1: Promoting energy efficiency investments for climate change mitigation and sustainable development.
Global Workshop 2: Promoting renewable energy projects and access to affordable and clean energy for sustainable development
The United Nations is working to help Member States secure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy, in line with the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General, and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as the carbon footprint of the energy sector.
The Executive Secretaries of the United Nations regional commissions affirm that the objectives of the energy sustainability are attainable, and need not contradict more short-term considerations, if the world embarks on a determined, collective effort.