Arab Sustainable Energy Initiative: Decentralised Energy Solutions
The launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the UN General Assembly in September 2015 defines the start of a new era of global development partnerships, with partnerships under SDG 7 on Sustainable Energy to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. This holds special importance in the MENA region, with aspirations across the region to scale up the share of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the region’s energy mix.
To help countries achieve this objective, the UNDP, Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) and CEBC are launching a new Arab Sustainable Energy Initiative comprising three pillars – Capacity Development, Sustainable Energy Finance, and Decentralised Energy Solutions and members are invited to join Task Forces covering these three pillars.
Purpose: A sustainable energy future also requires solutions with particular benefit of poor and displaced communities across the MENA region. Through an Energy Plus approach, partners to the initiative will help deploy local solutions that increase energy access for the poor and displaced, while also building productive and income generation opportunities through links to livelihoods, health and education goals. Join Task Force