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Second Annual Sustainable Energy for All Forum - “Financing Sustainable Energy for All”

18-21 May 2015 | UN Headquarters, New York


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Members of the Advisory Board

On Tuesday 19 May, participants convened in plenary and in parallel multi-stakeholder dialogues organized under thematic tracks on finance, access, energy efficiency, renewable energy, global policy agenda and growing the movement. Several major initiatives and reviews of SE4All global targets were presented during the day, including: a European initiative to boost electrification, known as ElectriFI, that aims to catalyse private sector investments; a new methodology on short-lived climate pollutants; a Pew Charitable Trusts report analyzing clean energy investment, finance and deployment trends in emerging markets; the 2015 edition of IRENA’s ‘Renewable Energy and Jobs Annual Review’; and REN21’s Renewables Global Status Report.

Progress under the three SE4All objectives of access, energy efficiency and renewable energy was addressed in sessions covering, among other topics: the SE4All High Impact Opportunity (HIO) areas on on Clean Energy Mini-Grids, the Water-Energy-Food Nexus and Sustainable Bionergy; the SE4All Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform, a public-private partnership programme to scale up energy efficiency policy, action and investment; the energy efficiency and cities initiatives; the 1 Gigaton Coalition on promoting emission’s savings from renewable energy and energy efficiency; a World Bank-led initiative to reduce global gas flaring by 2030; innovative financing for clean cooking solutions; and energy access in conflict settings; and integrating action on climate mitigation and energy access.

During the Masdar-hosted high-level luncheon on SE4All with the Advisory Board and Ministers, dignitaries discussed acceleration of innovative solutions on SE4All.

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Opening Plenary: Doubling the Global Rate of Improvement in Energy Efficiency

This session discussed several multi-stakeholder initiatives that aim to contribute towards the SE4All goal of doubling of the
global rate of improvements in energy efficiency by 2030. L-R: Clay Nesler, Vice-President, Corporate Sustainability, Johnson
Controls; Harry Verhaar, Head of Global Public and Government Affairs, Philips Lighting; Bruno Berthon, Vice-President, Sustainability, Accenture; John Lee, Deputy Director, Green Buildings and Energy Efficiency, New York City Mayor’s Office of Long
Term Planning and Sustainability; and Sheila Watson, Executive Secretary, FIA Foundation.


John Lee, Deputy Director, Green Buildings and Energy Efficiency, NYC Mayor’s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability

Sheila Watson, Executive Secretary, FIA Foundation


Participants listening to Clay Nesler’s final remarks.


Project Development Facility: Why Do We Need It?

Representatives from international funding organizations discussed how project development facilities help create bankable projects.


Hans Olav Ibrekk, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Joao Duarte Cunha, African Development Bank (AfDB)


Communicating Renewable Energy - IRENA Coalition for Action and IRENA’s Project Facilitation Platform – a Virtual Market Place to Enhance Project Development and Financing in Africa

Members of the IRENA Coalition for Action discussed strategies to improve communication of the benefits of renewable energy.
The session also showcased the new IRENA virtual market place for renewable energy projects in Africa.


Henning Wuester, IRENA

Dane McQueen, United Arab Emirates


Coordination and Harmonization of African and International Energy Initiatives

L-R: Kate Steel, Power Africa; Daniel Schroth, AfDB; Pietro De Martin Topranin, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italy;
Roberto Ridolfi, European Commission; Aboubakari Baba Moussa, Director, Department of Infrastructure and Energy,
African Union Commission; and Simon Trace, CEO, Practical Action


Aboubakari Baba Moussa, Director,
Department of Infrastructure and Energy

Daniel Schroth, AfDB


Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform

Thierry Van Landegem, Vice-President, Open Innovation, Bell Labs, before the start of the dialogue.


Speakers presented progress on energy efficiency accelerator projects across different sectors, including lighting, district energy systems, buildings, appliances, industry and vehicle fuel efficiency. L-R: Josue Tanaka, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD); Clay Nesler, Vice-President, Corporate Sustainability, Johnson Controls; Harry Verhaar, President, Global Off-Grid Lighting/add Philips; Bruno Berthon, Vice-President for Sustainability, Accenture; Steven Kukoda, Vice-President, International Copper Association; Felming Voetmann, Head of Public Affairs and Leadership Communication, Danfoss; Pradeep Monga, Director, Energy and Climate Change Branch, UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO); Sheila Watson, Executive Secretary, FIA Foundation; and Jigar Shah, Executive Director, Institute for Industrial Productivity (IIP).


Regional Interconnection: Unlocking the SE4All Potential

Panelists discussed regional integration of infrastructure and markets in Latin America to address uneven distribution of
energy resources in the region. L-R: Pedro Ruiz de Oliveira Jatobá, Eletrobras; Jose Antonio Vargas Lleras,
Vice-Chair for the Latin American and the Caribbean Region, World Energy Council (WEC); Francesco Giorgianni, Enersis;
and Hamilton Moss, Vice-President for Energy, Development Bank of Latin America.


Scaling up Clean Cooking Solutions – Launch of a Global Report
by World Bank and Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Participants discussed findings, following the launch of The State of the Global Clean and Improved Cooking Sector report.
The dialogue considered ways to overcome challenges to scaling up the clean cooking sector.


Radha Muthiah, Executive Director, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves


Participants during the dialogue.


Rising Tide: Harnessing the Power of Youth

Ruby Wynn-Williams, Melbourne Girls College, addressed participants


Water-Energy-Food High-Impact Opportunity

The dialogue considered issues including implementation, stakeholder dialogue and renewable energy.

Faris Hasan, Director, Corporate Planning and Economic Services, OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID)


Participants during the dialogue.


Launch of the Electrification Financing Initiative, ElectriFI

The EU’s Electrification Financing Initiative, ElectriFI, is launched in front of a standing-room-only audience.


Roberto Ridolfi, European Commission

Participants during the dialogue.


The Clean Energy Mini-Grids HIO

Participants addressed the potential of mini-grids to improve energy access.


Faris Hasan, OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID)

Clare Boland,
Rockefeller Foundation

Venkata Ramana Putti, World Bank


Policy in a Volatile Energy Sector

L-R: Stuart Neil, Senior Director for External Affairs and Communications, World Energy Council; Victoria Healey, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Morten Dyrholm, Vestas Wind Energy; Peter Storey, Global Coordinator, Climate Technology Initiative Private Financing Advisory Network (CTI PFAN); Chris Trimble, Energy Specialist with the World Bank’s Global Practice for Energy and Extractives; and Barry Worthington, Executive Director, US Energy Association (USEA)


Stuart Neil, Senior Director for External Affairs and Communications, World Energy Council

Barry Worthington, Executive Director, USEA


Financing Energy Access in Crisis Settings: Ensuring Sustainable Energy
for those Affected by Natural Disasters and Conflict

This multi-stakeholder dialogue discussed innovative approaches to address the food-health-energy-livelihoods nexus in humanitarian settings.


Surya Kumar Sapkota, Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Nepal

A participant asking a question to the panel

Sarah Costa, Executive Director,
Women’s Refugee Commission


The 1 Gigaton Coalition: Promoting Emissions Savings from Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Discussions considered the objectives of the coalition, noting ways for collaboration with new partners.

The dais during the dialogue


Participants asked questions to the panel


Brazilian Experience in Implementing Sustainable Energy for All

Gabriel Visconti, Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES), addressed participants


Renewable Energy for Islands

The dialogue considered the conditions needed to enable financing of renewable energy in islands.


Participants during the dialogue.


Sustainable Bioenergy HIO: Launch and Ambition

Panelists discussed the Sustainable Bioenergy High-Impact Opportunity (HIO) partnership designed
to facilitate the development and deployment of sustainable bioenergy solutions to aid SE4All in reaching its goals.


Gerard Ostheimer, Sustainable Bioenergy HIO, during the discussion

Edu Willemse, SNV — Netherlands Development Organization

Participants during the dialogue.


Plenary: Doubling the Share of Renewable Energy in the Global Energy Mix

The dialogue highlighted the growth of the renewable energy sector in the last decade
and considered future opportunities and possible barriers.


Participants asking questions to panelists


Launch of a Methodology on Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

Panelists discussed a methodology developed by Project Surya and the Gold Standard Foundation
to quantify and monitor emissions reductions from black carbon.


Veerbhadran Ramanathan,
TERI University

Ibrahim Hafeezur Rehman,
TERI University

Nithya Ramanathan, Nexleaf Analytics


New Report from the Pew Charitable Trusts: ‘Power Shifts — Emerging Clean Energy Markets’

The Pew Charitable Trusts presented its new report ‘Power Shifts — Emerging Clean Energy Markets’


Phyllis Cuttino, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Yaroslav Golitsyn, Ukraine

Ethan Zindler,
Bloomberg New Energy Finance


Astana EXPO 2017 — Kazakhstan

Marat Aidar, Director, Content and Sustainable Development Department

Elizabeth Thompson, SE4All Senior Advisor


The Arab World’s Transition to Sustainable Energy Pathway: A Look from Inside

Discussions considered policies and investment opportunities.

Joseph John Runzo, City of Toyama, addressed participants before the start of the dialogue.


The dais during the dialogue


Driving Energy Access in the Developing World through Innovative Financing for Clean Cooking Solutions

The discussion addressed the potential of public-private partnerships, considering issues such as subsidies and results-based investment.


Sean Moore, Acumen

Najada Kumbuli, Strategic Initiatives, Calvert Foundation


Global Initiative: Combining Forces to End Routine Gas Flaring

This session discussed a World Bank-led alliance of governments, oil companies and development institutions who are committed to stopping the routine flaring of gas released during oil production because it contributes to global carbon emissions and hampers the sustainable development of producing countries.


Charlotte Wolff-Bye, Vice-President, Sustainability STATOIL

Anita Marangoly George, Senior Director, Global Practice on Energy and Extractive Industries, World Bank


Policy Innovations and Tools — Experiences in West Africa and the Caribbean and Latin America Regions, and within Localities

Panelists compare best practices in their regions.


Participants during the discussion


Accelerating Energy Access: the Role of Philanthropy

Representatives from leading foundations discuss the role of philanthropy in financing and deploying clean energy.


Zia Khan, Rockefeller Foundation

Sam Parker, Director, Shell Foundation

Morgan DeFoort, CEO, Factor(E) Ventures


Sneak Preview — REN21’s Renewables 2015 Global Status Report

The dialogue addressed the substantial growth of renewable energy in the power sector, noting the slower progress in transport and heating sectors and suggesting ideas for the way forward.


Christine Lins, Executive Secretary, REN21

Ernesto Macias, President, Alliance for Rural Electrification


Sharing the Load: Public and Private Sector Roles in Addressing Poor People’s Energy Needs

In this session, civil society emphasized their role developing on-the-ground solutions, and their ability
to assist government energy planning efforts in participatory planning processes.


Tom Erichsen, CEO, DIFFER

Participants during the dialogue.

Harish Hande, Chairman, SELCO-India


Energy Efficiency and Cities Intitiatives

Panelists focused on energy efficiency challenges and opportunities at the local, city and sub-regional levels.


Maximizing the Benefits of Clean Cooking Fuels – Creating a Sustainable Mass Market

Panelists discussed a variety of clean cooking technologies available and ways to deploy them using market forces.


Addressing the Dual Energy Crisis of the 21st Century:
Integrating Action on Climate Mitigation and Energy Access

Participants discussed that often areas that need access to energy also have adaptation and resilience planning needs.


Aaron Leopold, Practical Action

Peter Means, Colorado State University


Masdar-hosted High-Level Luncheon on SE4All with Advisory Board and Ministers

At this Masdar-sponsored event, participants discussed acceleration of innovative solutions on clean, safe and sustainable energy across the world.

L-R: Rachel Kyte, Vice-President and Special Envoy For Climate Change, World Bank; Nawal Al-Hosany, Masdar;
Jan Eliasson, UN Deputy Secretary-General; Piyush Goyal, Minister of State for Coal, Power and New and
Renewable Energy, India; Isabella Lövin, Minister of International Development Cooperation, Sweden;
Kandeh Yumkella, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Chief Executive, SE4All;
and José Manuel Entrecanales, CEO, Acciona

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Funding for coverage of the Second Annual Sustainable Energy for All Forum “Financing Sustainable Energy for All”, has been provided by the SE4All Forum, The World Bank, and Mr. Serge Martin,
Special Advisor to the UN Foundation on Sustainable Energy for All
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