United Nationsإدارة الشؤون الاقتصادية والاجتماعية التنمية المستدامة

SDG7 Policy Briefs and the Global Agenda for Accelerated SDG7 Action

UN Conference Room 5

Energy

Related Goals
7

Background

Energy lies at the heart of both the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. To support the first SDG7 review at HLPF 2018, a set of 27 Policy Briefs on SDG7 and its interlinkages with other SDGs have been compiled by the SDG7 Technical Advisory Group (SDG7-TAG), composed of experts from governments, UN organisations, international organisations and other stakeholders convened by UN DESA.

At this HLPF side event, Members of the SDG7-TAG shared the key messages from the SDG7 Policy Briefs, including the Global Agenda for Accelerated SDG7 Action.



PROGRAMME

18:30 – 18:35 Welcoming Remarks
  • Hans Olav Ibrekk, Policy Director, Energy and Climate Change, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Sheila Oparaocha, Executive Director, ENERGIA (Co-Facilitators of SDG7-TAG)

18:35 – 18:45 Opening Remarks
  • H.E. Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations

  • Kaveh Zahedi, Deputy Executive Secretary, ESCAP

18:50 – 19:55 Accelerating SDG7 Achievement: Policy Briefs in support of the first SDG7 Review at the UN High-Level Political Forum 2018


18:45 – 18:50 Global Agenda for Accelerated SDG7 Action
  • Minoru Takada, Team Leader (Energy), Division for SDGs, DESA

18:50 – 19:15 Interactive Panel Discussion: Advancing SDG7 Implementation
  • Elisa Portale, World Bank (access to electricity)

  • Maria Neira, WHO (clean cooking solutions)

  • Rabia Ferroukhi, IRENA (renewable energy)

  • John Christensen, UNEP (energy efficiency)

  • Marcel Alers, UNDP (financing)

  • Tareq Emtairah, UNIDO (technology)

  • David Shropshire, IAEA (capacity building)

19:15 – 19:35 Interactive Panel Discussion: Interlinkages between SDG7 and other SDGs
  • Siddharth Sareen, University of Bergen (energy poverty)

  • Heather Adair-Rohani, WHO (energy-health)

  • Rabia Ferroukhi, IRENA (energy-jobs)

  • Rakshya Rajyashwori Thapa, UNICEF (energy-education)

  • Thomas Fohgrub, UNITAR (energy in situations of displacement)

19:35 – 19:55 Interactive Panel Discussion: Regional Perspectives and beyond
  • Heidi Schroderus-Fox, OHRLLS (LDCs/LLDCs/SIDS)

  • Scott Foster, UNECE (regional perspectives)

  • Radia Sedaoui, ESCWA (regional perspectives)

  • Frank van der Vleuten, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands, and Robert Kirchner on behalf of BMZ (decentralized renewables for universal access)

19:55 – 20:00 Closing
  • Hans Olav Ibrekk, Policy Director, Energy and Climate Change, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Sheila Oparaocha, Executive Director, ENERGIA (Co-Facilitators of SDG7-TAG)