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United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Stakeholders Thematic E-Consultation for the United Nations High-level Dialogue on Energy Summary Report

Publication Year: 2021 Publisher: UNDESA / DSDG

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The United Nations General Assembly, through its resolution 74/225, invited the Secretary-General, with the support of the relevant United Nations system entities, to convene a high -level dialogue in 2021 to promote the implementation of the energy-related goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in support of the implementation of the United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (2014–2024), including the global plan of action for the Decade, and the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

The High-level Dialogue on Energy in 2021 represents the first global gathering on energy under the auspices of the General Assembly since the UN Conference on New and Renewable Sources of Energy held in Nairobi in 1981. It presents a historic opportunity to provide transformational action in the first years of the SDG Decade of Action and support the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

The High-level Dialogue on Energy will be structured around five overarching themes:

(1) Energy access;

(2) Energy transition;

(3) Enabling SDGs through inclusive and just energy transitions;

(4) Innovation, technology, and data and

(5) Finance and investment.

More information about the overarching themes can be found here.

This report presents the main outcomes of the Stakeholders Thematic E-Consultation, organized to compile technical inputs from stakeholders on the five themes of the UN High Level Dialogue on Energy. The e-consultation was open for inputs from all stakeholders. The summary of submitted inputs is reported hereby with the scope of outlining views and suggestions from stakeholders.