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Global SDG 7 Conference

February 21, 2018 — February 23, 2018   |   Bangkok, Thailand

Energy is inextricably interlinked to many Sustainable Development Goals, including poverty eradication, food security, clean water and sanitation, health, education, prosperity, jobs creation, and the empowerment of youth and women. Access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all is fundamental to human development. A shift toward sustainable energy solutions is also essential to the achievement of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. In recognition of the fundamental role of sustainable energy in achieving almost all of Sustainable Development Goals, a global preparatory meeting in support of the review of SDG7 at the 2018 UN High-level Political Forum will be held from 21-23 February 2018 in Bangkok, UN ESCAP.

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Side Event on High Tech for Humanitarian Aid: EU Industry Day

February 23, 2018   |   Brussels, Belgium

Addressing humanitarian challenges requires a more effective involvement of a wider variety of actors, notably the private sector and the research and innovation communities. This is why, in November 2017, the European Commission launched a Prize on Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid2 under the Horizon 2020 Programme. This side event to EU Industry Day (22-23 February, 2018) aims to raise awareness of the potential of frugal application of advanced technologies in low-income countries, identify and discuss humanitarian challenges that could be addressed through the frugal application of advanced technologies, discuss business opportunities for the private sector, notably SMEs, stemming from the frugal application of advanced technologies in the humanitarian field, provide a forum for humanitarian innovators to meet, exchange and discuss related challenges, and discuss how to best support partnerships between humanitarian actors and technology developers in the context of the Prize on Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid.

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Sustainable Energy Forum for East Africa

March 19, 2018 — March 21, 2018   |   Kigali, Rwanda

The Sustainable Energy Forum for East Africa 2018, organized by the East African Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (EACREEE), in collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the EAC Secretariat, the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), Sustainable Energy For All (SEforALL), the Ministry of Infrastructure of the Republic of Rwanda (MININFRA) and hosted by the government of Rwanda, aims to foster economic transformation of the EAC Partner States through equitable access to sustainable energy for all.

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Sustainable Energy for All Forum

May 2, 2018 — May 3, 2018   |   Lisbon, Portugal

More than 750 leaders from government, business, civil society and international organizations will gather 2-3 May 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal for the fourth Sustainable Energy for All Forum. The 2018 Forum, “Leaving No One Behind”, will take place at a pivotal juncture for accelerating progress on global sustainable energy goals — under Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 — and the Paris Climate Agreement. At stake are significant populations that are missing out on education, health, jobs and broader economic opportunities because they do not have access to clean, affordable energy. Closing these energy gaps — especially for ‘last mile’ populations — is the Forum‘s imperative.

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High-Level Political Forum (HLPF)

July 9, 2018 — July 18, 2018   |   New York City, USA

The meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2018 convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council will be held from Monday, 9 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018; including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Monday, 16 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018.

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