IISD – Summary Report available for 3rd SEforALL Forum (New York 3-5 Apr 2017)

IISD – Summary Report available for 3rd SEforALL Forum (New York 3-5 Apr 2017)

For those of us not able to be in New York for the Third Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) forum, the Summary Report from IISD provides a good overview:


IISD Reporting Services (IISD RS) – A Multimedia Resource for Environment and Development Negotiations


IISD Reporting Services (IISD RS) – A Multimedia Resource for Environment and Development Negotiations

@IISDRS Announcing the summary report of  the Third Sustainable Energy for All Forum

3-5 April 2017 | New York, US


IISD/ENB+ @ 3rd SEforALL Forum | 3-5 Apr 2017 | New York …


The 3rd Sustainable Energy for All Forum (SEforALL) convened in New York from 3-5 April 2017, under the theme: “Going further, faster – together.”

Click here to download the report of this meeting in HTML format: http://enb.iisd.org/energy/se4allforum/2017/html/enbplus181num19e.html 

or click here to download it as a PDF: http://enb.iisd.org/download/pdf/sd/enbplus181num19e.pdf


The third Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Forum convened from 3-5 April 2017 in New York, US, with over 1,700 registered participants considering ways of “Going further, faster – together.”  During the three days, representatives from government, business, civil society and international organizations gathered to broker new partnerships and ideas, spur investment and drive action towards sustainable energy, while sharing stories from across the world of how they are making progress towards realizing Sustainable Development Goal 7 (to secure affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030).

Each day started with a Wake-Up Call session, which: welcomed participants to the “marketplace;” discussed the imperative for action, the opportunity that energy productivity provides for growth and development, and the vast potential for renewables in Africa; and challenged participants to regard universal access to energy in the context of sustainability, and the benefits this can provide in terms of development outcomes. This was followed by a Marshalling the Evidence session focusing on: the latest data on energy productivity; the latest data on access to electrification, clean cooking and renewable energy; and practical and inspirational examples that showcase the tangible development benefits that accrue with access to energy.

Each day, a Knowledge into Action session explored how leaders use ambitious policies and incentives to harness the potential of energy efficiency, renewable energy. and access to electricity and clean cooking. Over the three days, in nine Dive Deep sessions, panellists delved into different elements of sustainable energy, including policies, country actions, utilities, connections, clean cooking, doubling energy productivity, leaving no one behind, the new market, and “off grid – on target.”

The SEforALL Bulletin is a publication of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) <info@iisd.ca>, publishers of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin © <enb@iisd.org>. This issue was written and edited by Suzi Malan, Miquel Muñoz, Ph.D., and David Sussman. The Digital Editor is Diego Noguera. The Editor is Tomilola Akanle Eni-ibukun, Ph.D. <tomilola@iisd.org>. The Director of IISD Reporting Services is Langston James “Kimo” Goree VI <kimo@iisd.org>. Funding for coverage of the 3rd SEforAll Forum has been provided by SEforALL. IISD can be contacted at 111 Lombard Avenue, Suite 325, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0T4, Canada; tel: +1-204-958-7700; fax: +1-204-958-7710. The opinions expressed in the Bulletin are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of IISD. Excerpts from the Bulletin may be used in other publications with appropriate academic citation. Electronic versions of the Bulletin are sent to e-mail distribution lists (in HTML and PDF format) and can be found at http://www.iisd.ca/. For information on the Bulletin, including requests to provide reporting services, contact the Director of IISD Reporting Services at <kimo@iisd.org>, +1-646-536-7556 or 300 East 56th St., 11D, New York, New York 10022, USA.



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