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International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development


International Forum on Energy

Following adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015, the world continues to explore how to attain the Sustainable Development Goals. Meeting them will require countries to pursue concerted and accelerated actions. Energy is crucial here, from its role in the eradication of poverty through enabling development related to education, water supply and industrialization, to combating climate change. Delivering the energy needed for sustainable development will require implementation of transformational strategies and policies in all countries.

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11th International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development
(virtual, September-November 2021)

The Eleventh International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development is organized jointly by the United Nations Regional Commissions in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme, and other international organizations. Due to the continuing situation with COVID-19 pandemic, IFESD-11 will be organized as a series of workshops on sustainable energy and the role of energy in achieving sustainable development that will be conducted in a hybrid format (limited in-person participation and online) between September and November 2021.