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The UN-Energy Pledge
In 2021, UN-Energy has committed to mobilize key partners within the United Nations system, Member States, private sector, and civil society to catalyze partnerships, innovation, knowledge and finance to build resilient green economies through achieving a just energy transition and universal clean energy access. The UN-Energy Pledge aims to:
- Provide 500 million more people with access to clean electricity
- Provide 1 billion more people with access to clean cooking solutions across the world
- Enable a 100% increase in modern renewables capacity globally and 100% renewables-based power targets established in 100 countries
- Enable a 3% annual efficiency improvement in at least 50 countries across the world
- Support the creation of 30 million jobs in renewable energy and energy efficiency
- Re-direct fossil fuel subsidies towards clean energy and end financing for new coal power plant
- Reduce annual global greenhouse gas emissions at least by one third in 2025
- Double annual clean energy investment globally (relative to the current level)
- Raise energy access investment to US$40 billion of which 50% is directed to the Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
The 2021 High-Level Dialogue on Energy
In September 2021 UN-Energy hosted the first UN convened meeting on energy in 40 years under the headline - High-Level Dialogue on Energy - bringing together energy agencies, UN agencies, member states, civil society and private sector stakeholders to ramp up ambition.
Global Roadmap for Accelerated SDG 7 Action
One of the main outcomes of the Dialogue is a global roadmap for accelerated SDG7 action which presents a strategy for the achievement of universal energy access and energy transition by 2030, including a set of concrete and practical milestones.
UN Energy Plan of Action
As part of the High-Level Dialogue on Energy, UN-Energy launched the UN-Energy Pledge, which has been operationalized into a plan of action for UN-Energy towards 2025.