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SEforALL, ENEL and UNIDO to work together on accelerating sustainable energy

Vienna, 11 May 2017 – ENEL, one of the world’s leading global utilities, and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have announced that they will work together with key stakeholders, in cooperation with Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), on accelerating sustainable energy, including power grid efficiency and electrification.

SEforALL to create new People-Centered Accelerator to support gender equality, social inclusion and women’s empowerment

At last month’s Sustainable Energy for All Forum in New York City, Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) announced its intention to launch a new People-Centered Accelerator to support gender equality, social inclusion and women’s empowerment in the energy sector.

The Accelerator will bring together a voluntary group of like-minded partners who are committed to advancing these goals, and work with global leaders to promote an energy transition that leaves no one behind.

The 2017 Sustainable Energy for All Forum

The third Sustainable Energy for All Forum took place at the Duggal Greenhouse in Brooklyn, New York from April 3 – 5, 2017.  Over 1,000 high-level representatives from government, business, civil society and international organizations from 110 countries came together under the Forum theme “Going Further, Faster – Together” towards global energy goals and progress on Sustainable Development Goal 7.

SHINE: A call to action from faith and philanthropic leaders committed to scaling energy access investment

An emerging global campaign on energy access, Shine: Investing in Energy Access for All, was revealed at this month’s Sustainable Energy for All Forum - focusing on diversifying the sources of finance to support energy access.

The campaign will unite partners from the faith, development and philanthropic sectors to commit to mobilizing new forms of capital, scaling resources and generating momentum to achieve universal access to clean, affordable and reliable energy by 2030 and support Sustainable Development Goal 7.