sustainable energy

ADDIS: new UN-backed report details ways to boost finance for sustainable energy

A new United Nations-backed report launched today at a conference in Addis Ababa details concrete ways to boost crucial investment in sustainable energy by some $120 billion a year.

At high-level energy forum, UN deputy chief says action on sustainability a 'moral and historical duty'

The world is facing complex challenges regarding the future of sustainable energy which demand comprehensive and immediate solutions, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson declared today as he delivered remarks to the General Assembly's Global Energy Ministerial Meeting.

‘The future starts now,’ Ban says at launch of UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All

Launching the United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today hailed modern energy services as the source of profound and life-changing opportunities – for the poorest communities and the richest investors – and urged generating the innovative ideas and vital partnerships to wholly transform the global energy landscape.

First annual UN forum seeks to mobilize investment, action for sustainable energy for all

Over 1,000 participants from government, business, international organizations and civil society groups gathered today at United Nations Headquarters to kick off a three-day forum designed to mobilize investment and action to realize the goal of ensuring sustainable energy for all.

Developing nations’ policies push renewable energy capacity to record high, says UN-backed report

The number of developing countries with policies in place to support renewable energy has increased six-fold in just eight years, resulting in one-fifth of the world’s power production now coming from renewable sources, according to a United Nations-backed report produced ahead of the UN Sustainable Energy for All Forum.

UN launches decade-long initiative to promote sustainable energy for all

The United Nations launched to the business community today the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (2014-2024), an initiative aimed at promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency worldwide, with a forum to take place annually, starting this coming June.

Public-private partners at UN pledge to seek funding for sustainable energy for all

The United Nations and the World Bank today announced a concerted effort by governments, international agencies, civil society and the private sector to scale up efforts to provide sustainable energy to all, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calling for massive new investments in the face of a rising “global thermostat.”

In Denmark, Ban launches sustainable energy hub, urges commitments on climate financing

The world is at a “tipping point,” and how it produces, distributes and uses energy will determine if sustainable development succeeds, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, highlighting climate financing, in particular new public-private partnerships, increased investment and enhanced market development.

In Copenhagen, Ban calls for clean energy transformation for more sustainable future

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for a clean energy transformation to help put the world on a more sustainable path, stressing that this will require innovation, investment and collaboration by all partners.

Sustainable energy tops agendas of UN-backed forums in Vienna, Russia

Sustainable energy for all should be integrated into a new set of global targets for the period after the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire in 2015 according to a United Nations-backed forum that started today in Austria.