From June 11 to 20, the United Nations will hold the 2016 High-level Political Forum for Sustainable Development in New York. The forum is the United Nations’ central platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted at the United Nations Development Summit on September 25, 2015.
Donor funding for clean energy access in developing countries needs coordination and discipline to deliver the right results, Rachel Kyte, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and CEO of Sustainable Energy for All, tells the Christian Science Monitor.
“The basic message is: it isn’t just that governments have to change their ways, the whole international community that is supposed to be supporting government needs to do something slightly different going forward than it did in the past,” Kyte said during a meeting with reporters in Washington.
30 June 2016 - Vienna
The United States, Canada and Mexico have set an ambitious joint goal to produce at least 50% of their power by 2025 from wind, solar and other carbon-free sources of electricity, as well as energy efficiency measures.
A new report published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) reveals that more than 8.1 million people worldwide are now employed by the renewable energy industry- a 5% increase from the 2014 figure of 7.7 million. This growth is significant as it stands in contrast to overall trends across the broader energy sector; the total number of renewable energy jobs worldwide rose in 2015 while jobs in the broader energy sector fell. According to IRENA director Adnan Z. Amin, “this increase is being driven by declining renewable energy costs and enabling policy frameworks.
29 June 2016 - Beijing
Rachel Kyte, CEO of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), today urged the G20 group of leading economies to press ahead with implementing plans aimed at bringing energy access to millions of people across Africa and Asia.
Britain's vote to leave the European Union has disrupted everyday affairs and may displace climate concerns as a political priority. The decision also removes what has traditionally been one of the EU's strongest voices in favor of emissions-cutting policies.
Rachel Kyte - CEO, Sustainable Energy for All and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All - recently spoke with Alissa De Carbonnel and Nina Chestney of Reuters.
IEA strategy based on existing energy technologies and policies can cut 50% of pollutant emissions, the fourth-largest threat to human health, by 2040
27 June 2016 London
By Marie-José Nadeau
29- 30 June 2016 - Beijing
28-29 June 2016 - Guildhall, London