As the world shifts from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, some 50 ministers outlined their plans to reduce emissions and ensure access to electricity and clean cooking fuels for all.
Laying the groundwork The Ministerial Conference
lays the groundwork for the UN High-Level Dialogue on Energy to be held on September 20 to accelerate action on the Sustainable Development Goals, especially the Energy Goal of the Sustainable Development Goal 7.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, said at the forum: “We are far behind in the race against time to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 7 by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by the middle of this century. .
Asked for “all” Countries, cities, financial institutions and companies have raised their ambitions and presented the “Energy Contract” to participate in the high-level dialogue.
Globally, nearly 760 million people are unable to use electricity and 2.6 billion people continue to use traditional fuels such as wood for cooking Wood not only causes carbon emissions, but also causes 4 million deaths each year from from indoor smoke.
The pledge of IKEA and the Rockefeller Foundation is the largest personal philanthropic pledge ever. A coalition of organizations led by Kenya, Malawi, and the Netherlands also called for action to create clean kitchens.
During the forum, more than 25 commitments were announced as “Energy Pacts”-voluntary actions committed to achieving clean and affordable energy for all by 2030.
ministers from Brazil, Denmark, Dominican Republic, and Germany advanced
national energy contracts. India, Nauru and the Netherlands.
Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic and the Inter-American Development Bank signed an agreement that established a regional goal of 70% renewable energy in the Latin American Energy Matrix and invited other countries in the region to join. 4,444 big companies buy 4,444 The government’s ambitions have received a firm commitment from the private sector. The technology giant Google has reiterated its commitment to obtain carbon-free energy for all of its businesses at any time and anywhere by 2030.
They are Hardtoabate cement industry companies-Ultratech and JK Cement-have also joined them, they pledged to increase the use of renewable energy and waste heat recovery systems to improve energy efficiency.
NTPC, India’s largest energy supplier, has pledged to achieve 60 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2032.
GOGLA, a global off-grid solar industry association, promises to provide better power supply to 1 billion people by 2030.
and the Rural Electricity Association stated that they will cooperate with the private sector to provide sustainable electricity services to at least 500 million people.
Some regional and city networks expressed their commitment in the September dialogue The Basque Country in Spain and Ithaca in New York announced this week an energy contract with a vision for the future.
At the forum, youth activists indicated that they continue to play a leadership role on energy and climate issues. Young people delivered several powerful opening speeches, calling on the government to act.