Sustainable Energy for All empowers 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.
In September 2015, the world’s leaders came together to agree on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). One of those goals calls for us to secure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030.
Three months later, at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21), 195 nations negotiated an historic climate agreement—one that declared that not only need to hold the increase in the global average temperature to “well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels” but also need to pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C.
Sustainable Energy for All exists to meet this dual challenge: reducing the carbon intensity of energy while making it available to everyone on the planet.
Sustainable Energy for All has three objectives:
Ensure universal access to modern energy services;
Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency;
Double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.
Editor: Han Shuang