BRUSSELS, 15 June 2016 – Sustainable Energy for All – the global, multi-stakeholder platform that played a core role in putting universal access to modern energy services at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Paris climate agreement – is shifting gear with a new five-year strategy that will drive action and deliver on those promises.
The Strategic Framework for Results 2016-21, titled ‘Going Further, Faster’, was strongly welcomed today by Sustainable Energy for All’s Advisory Board of high-level figures from the public and private sectors and civil society, co-chaired by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim.
The new strategy marks a turning point, building on Sustainable Energy for All’s strong advocacy role ahead of the SDGs and Paris Agreement to embark on a new phase where the emphasis is on helping partners to take rapid, tangible action on those agreements.
Key points include:
Sustainable Energy for All is developing ‘heat maps’ based on data from its Global Tracking Framework - developed by a coalition led by the IEA and World Bank Group - to help focus resources where they can have most impact. While every country matters, the heat maps offer a framework for identifying those where action is most needed, and where successes can inform solutions elsewhere.
Sustainable Energy for All will work to mobilise the huge investment needed to achieve the three objectives, estimated to be at least one trillion dollars annually – a tripling of current flows. It will work with others to help develop robust pipelines of bankable projects, an enabling policy climate, ways to address investor risk and financing approaches that can unlock the right type of capital at the right time.
It will catalyse action on energy access through both grid connections and decentralised solutions.
It will encourage governments to take an ‘energy efficiency first’ approach in policy planning, making this so-called first fuel an integral part of holistic energy systems.
It will help leaders to scale up renewable energy by leveraging the work of its partners and celebrating success stories.
It will help leaders to make the right choices on energy policy and action, supporting the exchange of ideas, data, evidence and best practice.
It will take an inclusive, people-centred approach, ensuring that the voices of the energy poor are heard and that women are full participants and beneficiaries.
As a global platform, it will create a space where new partnerships can be created, questions can be aired, solutions explored and successes celebrated.