Overview, strategy and way forward

In September 2011, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon shared his vision for making sustainable energy for all a reality by 2030. He launched Sustainable Energy for All as a global initiative that would mobilize action from all sectors of society in support of three interlinked objectives:

  1. providing universal access to modern energy services;
  2. doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency; and
  3. doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon (Photo Credit: UN Photo/Mark Garten)

Sustainable Energy for All has generated significant momentum since its launch. More than 75 countries have chosen to pursue Sustainable Energy for All's objectives, from small island states to large, emerging economies. Over 50 High Impact Opportunities (HIOs) have been identified, with a wide range of stakeholders undertaking actions that will have significant potential to advance Sustainable Energy for All. Governments, the private sector, and multilateral institutions alike are mobilizing resources in support of the initiative's three objectives.

To find out more:

To read more, go to the SE4ALL Resources section

To visit the Africa hub for SE4ALL website, go to www.se4all.org/hubs/african-hub