UNDP in Pakistan launches the National Action Plan and Investment Prospectus on Sustainable Energy for All

December 17, 2019

17 December 2019, Islamabad — UNDP in Pakistan launched the National Action Plan (NAP) and Investment Prospectus (IP) on Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) in collaboration with the Planning Commission in Islamabad today. The event highlighted the importance of access to sustainable energy for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“UNDP has been supporting the government in the development of the National Action Plan on SEforALL”, Mr. Ignacio Resident Representative, a.i. of UNDP Pakistan stated. “The National Action Plan will provide the opportunity to achieve the SDG on Affordable and Clean Energy, along with opportunities for partnerships and collaboration with the international private sector, as well as effective governance of climate finance.”

SEforALL initiative is an important component of SDGs, and provides an all-encompassing approach linking energy access to other goals. SEforALL National Action Plan provides a comprehensive and holistic long-term vision, aligned with National Vision 2025, and national policies notified from time to time.  

Dr. Muhammad Jahanzeb Khan, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission stated “By 2030, Pakistan has a great opportunity to transform its energy systems by improving energy efficiency and incorporating more renewable energy into its mix”.

Mr. Sardar Mohazzam, Managing Director of National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (NEECA) shared the approach of National Action Plan and Investment Prospectus. Mr. Inayat Ullah Qureshi, Chief of Energy Wing at Planning Commission, in his closing remarks at the launch, expressed government’s commitment to achieve sustainable energy goals for poverty reduction, improvement of human capital and quality of life.

For additional information, please contact Ayesha Babar at ayesha.babar@undp.org  or +92 (51) 835 5650

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