UN SE4All announces global sustainable bioenergy initiative
In 2011, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) – a global initiative to mobilize action from all sectors of society. Included in the initiative’s goal is to double the global use of renewable energy and ensure universal energy access by 2030.
Earlier this week, as part of the 2nd Annual SE4ALL Forum, a new multi-stakeholder coalition announced its intention to speed-up the development and deployment of sustainable energy.
Sustainable bioenergy is energy and fuels derived from renewable sources. This new coalition, co-chaired by the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), aims to deliver sustainable bioenergy options, especially to emerging markets and developing countries, under the SE4ALL initiative. Other organizations involved include Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Carbon War Room, KLM, Novozymes and the UN Foundation.
These founding partners and co-chairs serve as the Sustainable Bioenergy High Impact Opportunity (HIO) Steering Committee. Specifically, this HIO will seek novel means of financing energy access and renewable fuels projects across the globe in pursuit of three objectives.
- Knowledge enhancement and information sharing
- Policy support; and
- Deployment support.
Is your organization interested in getting involved?
The partnership will engage in dialogue with national governments, civil society, and the private sector to identify opportunities for the further development of sustainable bioenergy, while taking into consideration appropriate agricultural resources, sound environmental management, economic growth rates, energy and food security needs, financing mechanisms, and policy frameworks.
If you’re interested in joining, fill out our contact form and we’ll redirect your message to Gerard Ostheimer, the Global Lead for the Sustainable Bioenergy HIO.
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