Research and Recommendations

Tracking progress

Global Tracking Framework 2017

Summary Report

Full Report

GTF Website

Global Tracking Framework 2015:

Key findings

Summary Report

Full Report

Global Tracking Framework 2013:

Executive Summary








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Energy general

Energy: A brief discussion on goals, targets and indicators (UN-Energy, 2014)

Sustainable Energy for All - The Business Opportunity (Accenture, 2012)

Synthesis of energy-related issues highlighted in national reports of Rio+20 (SEforALL/UN-Energy, 2012)


Energy access

Franchising in the Energy Access Market: An Assessment (E+TWG/SEforALL/Accenture, 2014)

Energy Access Practitioner Network - Towards Achieving Universal Energy Access by 2030 (UNF/SEforALL, 2012)

Energy Poverty: How to make modern energy access universal? A special excerpt of the World Energy Outlook 2010 (IEA/UNDP/UNIDO, 2010)



The Business End of Climate Change: How bold corporate action supported by smart policy can keep temperature rise below 2°C (CDP/We Mean Business, 2016)

The Paris Agreement: What it means for Business (BSR/We Mean Business, 2016)

The UN’s ‘Sustainable Energy for All’ initiative is compatible with a warming limit of 2°C (Nature Climate Change, 2013)

Report of the Secretary-General's Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change (2010)


Energy efficiency

Accelerating Building Efficiency (WRI, 2016)

Realizing the Potential of Energy Efficiency (UNF expert report, 2007)


Renewable energy

Summary for Policymakers from the Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, May 2011 (IPCC, May 2011)


Water-energy-food nexus

SEforALL Water‐Energy Nexus Agenda (SEforALL briefing, 2015)

High Impact Opportunity (HIO) on the Water-Energy-Food nexus (SEforALL briefing, 2015)

Thematic Briefing: Water‐Energy‐Food Nexus (SIWI briefing, 2015)

Direct Delivery of Power Subsidy to Agriculture in India (ESMAP/SEforALL, 2015)