The Sustainable Energy for All Forum opened today in Portugal with the urge to global leaders that more can be done to ensure no one is left behind in an energy transition focused on delivering Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7).
Hosted by Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), the Forum is addressing the key challenges in delivering universal energy access to the billion people globally who are still living without basic modern energy services, including electricity and clean cooking access.
The Forum became the launch platform for the new Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report – a global stock-take on data showcasing progress towards energy goals. The report, which assesses renewable energy, energy efficiency and access to clean cooking and electricity, shows the world will not meet 2030 energy targets at the current rate of progress; however certain countries or trends show progress is being made where political leadership and finance is prioritized.
The SEforALL Forum is bringing together over 800 participants from nearly 100 countries, with Minsiters, CEO’s, investors and civil society leaders.
“One billion people still lack electricity. Far more needs to be done to advance renewable and efficient energy in all sectors. From industries to transportation, from cities to rural areas… Let us invest in the future, not the past.”