The launch of the UN-Energy Plan of Action and the Energy Compact Action Network aimed to build on the 200 voluntary commitments made by countries, organizations, and businesses in September at the UN High-level Dialogue on Energy.
UN-Energy held a half-day meeting titled, ‘Transforming Commitments into Action’ to launch outcomes of the UN High-level Dialogue on Energy: the UN-Energy Plan of Action towards 2025 and the Energy Compact Action Network.
The event took place virtually from 9 am-12 pm on Wednesday, 4 May 2022.
A launching ceremony for the Plan of Action and the Action Network included remarks by: Liu Zhenmin, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs and the Secretary-General of the High-level Dialogue on Energy; Achim Steiner, Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN-Energy Co-Chair and Co-Chair of the High-level Dialogue on Energy; Damilola Ogunbiyi, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All, UN-Energy Co-Chair and Co-Chair of the High-level Dialogue on Energy; and heads of UN-Energy organizations.
The event will also featured a presentation of Energy Compact coalitions and the activities of the Energy Compact Action Network. This segment showcased:
- the City of Santiago, Chile;
- a multi-party coalition on gender and energy; and
- an energy compact on green hydrogen.
In addition, the programme included interventions by UN Member States.
The UN High-level Dialogue on Energy was a summit-level UN General Assembly event in September 2021. The Dialogue focused on ways to substantially advance the transition to clean, affordable energy for all by 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2050, and resulted in a Global Roadmap for Accelerated SDG 7 Action, containing recommendations on five thematic areas and milestones for 2025 and 2030.
Among the calls in the roadmap, the UN System is to strengthen its efforts on SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy for all) and the net-zero emissions commitment in the Paris Agreement on climate change, including by establishing a multi-stakeholder Energy Compact Action Network.
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