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INTRODUCTION

The Global Conference on Scaling-up Energy Access and Finance in Least Developed Countries will focus on concrete measures to accelerate energy access and enhance financing for sustainable and modern energy, as called for in SDG7.  

The Global Conference aims to build national leadership and create stronger multi-stakeholder partnerships to rapidly scale-up access to sustainable energy. It will especially:

  1. Showcase and discuss initiatives and financing models that can accelerate energy transition across LDCs,
  2. Share experiences in preparing national energy investment studies and discuss best practices among LDCs and
  3. Enhance regional collaboration for sustainable energy in LDCs.

Discussions at the Global Conference will feed into the Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries, the United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), which monitors the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as into the Secretary-General’s Climate Summit to be held in September 2019, by bringing in unique views on how those furthest behind have embarked on SDG7 implementation.

EXPECTED OUTCOMES

  • Stronger partnerships between LDCs, their partners and the private sector established in order to achieve the targets on access to sustainable energy in LDCs;
  • Enhanced knowledge on how country level sustainable energy investment plans can accelerate energy access in LDCs;
  • Lessons learnt and best practices on financing sustainable energy in LDCs shared and discussed to further advance the creation of enabling environment for sustainable energy through cross-sectorial policy framework and end-to-end business models.
  • Enhanced regional collaboration in the sustainable energy sector.

PARTICIPANTS AND PARTNERS

The Global Conference will be organised jointly by UN-OHRLLS and the Global Energy Interconnection Development Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO), with the support of the UN system, including regional commissions and development banks. In addition to the LDC representatives and their development partners, selected private sector partners from both the energy and investment sector, as well as relevant foundations and civil society will be invited to attend.

The Global Conference is funded by the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (ASD) Sub-Fund of the United Nations Peace and Development Fund (UNPDF)

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VENUE

Venue: Kerry Hotel, Beijing
1 Guanghua Road, Beijing 100020 China

DOCUMENTS

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Conference ProgrammeEnglish
French
Outcome DocumentEnglish
French
SpeakersEnglish
Conference Concept NoteEnglish
French
Background Note: Session I
30 May, 2019
10:30-12:45
English
French
Background Note: Session II
30 May, 2019
14:00-15:30
English
French
Background Note: Session III
31 May, 2019
08:30-10:15
English
French
Background Note: Session IV
31 May, 2019
10:30-12:00
English
French
Break-out Session
Models for Scaling-up Energy Access and Finance in Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States
31 May, 2019
13:00-14:00
English
Break-out Session
Developing National Energy Investment Plans to Accelerate Energy Transitions in LDCs
31 May, 2019
13:00-14:00
English
Logistics NoteEnglish
French
UN Report on “Accelerating SDG 7 Achievement, Policy Brief 23 (Achieving SDG7 in LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS)”English
UN-OHRLLS Report on “Promoting Investment for Energy Access in least Developed Countries”English
French

PRESENTATIONS

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High-Level Opening Session

Mr. Zhenya Liu, Chairman of Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization

Session I – Initiatives and Financing Models to Accelerate Energy Transitions Across LDCs

Keynote presentation by Ms. Elisa Portable, Senior Energy Specialist and Coordinator Energy Knowledge Hub, ESMAP, World Ban

Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

Mr. Innocent G. Luoga, Ag. Commissioner for Electricity and Renewable Energy, Ministry of Energy, Tanzania

Session II – National Energy Investment Studies as Change Makers

Mr. Joseph Kalowekamo, Acting Director, Department of Energy Affairs, Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Malawi

Mr. Chipampa Chola, Energy Officer, Ministry of Energy, Zambia

Mr. Eric Wanless, Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute

Mr. Thuya Aung Bo, Deputy Chief Engineer, Electricity Supply Enterprise, Myanmar

Session III – Achieving SDG7 in LDCs: Making Progress and Benefiting from Global and Regional Opportunities

Mr. Minoru Takada, Team Leader (Sustainable Energy), Division for
Sustainable Development Goals, UN DESA

Ms. Fatma Sow, Project Manager, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Senegal

Mr. Tomoo Machiba, Deputy Director, Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN)

Mr. Marlan Pillay, Programme Officer, UNFCCC Climate finance

Ms. Seleha Lockwood, Programme Manager, ADFD Facility, IRENA


Session IV – Inclusive Energy Finance to Reach the Last Mile

Mr. David Morgado, Senior Energy Specialist, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Mr. Peter George, Senior Director, Private Sector & Investment, Clean Cooking Alliance

Ms. Lejla Vandić, Programme coordinator SDG Results: Access to Renewable Energy

Closing Session

Ms. Julia Panzer, Climate Action Summit Team, Executive Office of the Secretary-General, United Nations


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