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

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

01 September - 30 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.

Information about the Forum events will be added as it becomes available.

Concept Note

14777 _ 11th IFESD-September-November 2021 - Concept Note _ 358443 _ English _ 773 _ 331834 _ pdf

Registration

Each event in the framework of the Forum will have its own Registration link. Please register directly for each event you would like to participate in when the information is available.

Logistics

Agenda

Official Opening of the Forum. Side Event of the High Level Dialogue on Energy: Challenges and Opportunities for Harnessing Climate & SDG Synergies: the role of carbon dioxide removal, 24 September 2021, 7:00-8:15 EDT, 13:00-14:15 CEST. New York online. Organizers: UNECA, UNECE, UNECLAC, UNESCAP, UNESCWA, and Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative (C2G).

Workshop on regional and national studies on a gap analysis between the performance objectives of the Framework Guidelines for Energy Efficiency Standards in Buildings and implementation of current building energy efficiency standards (in the framework of the GEEE session). 20 September 2021. Hybrid (Geneva and online). Organizers: UNECE

Workshop on pathways to effectively decarbonize industry (in the framework of the GEEE session). 20 September 2021. Hybrid (Geneva and online). Organizers: UNECE

Policy discussion on Digitalization in Energy: enabling joint efforts to maximize opportunities and minimize challenges (in the framework of the GEEE session). 21 September 2021. Hybrid (Geneva and online). Organizers: UNECE

Launch event for ESCAP’s Online Tool for SDG7 Localization Assessment in Cities & ESCAP-UCLG ASPAC E-learning program on Sustainable energy transitions in cities through SDG7 Localisation. 21 September 2021. Virtual (Bangkok and online). Organizers: ESCAP, UCLG ASPAC, and UNEP

Expert Working Group on Universal Access to Modern Energy Services, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Cleaner Use of Fossil Fuels, Second Meeting. Development of National SDG 7 Roadmap to Achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement. 28 September 2021. Virtual (Bangkok and online). Organizers: ESCAP

Tracking progress and exchange of experiences on how to increase the uptake of renewable energy (in the framework of the GERE session). 5 October 2021. Hybrid (Geneva and online). Organizers: UNECE 

Cross-cutting and inter-sectoral cooperation to integrate renewable energy into energy systems (in the framework of the GERE session). 5 October 2021. Hybrid (Geneva and online). Organizers: UNECE 

Financing decarbonisation of energy system in the ECE region (in the framework of the joint GERE and GE CES session). 6 October 2021. Hybrid (Geneva and online). Organizers: UNECE 

Roundtable on technology interplay and innovation: the potential for hydrogen in the ECE region (in the framework of the joint GERE and GE CES session). Hybrid (Geneva and online). 6 October 2021. Organizers: UNECE 

Attaining carbon neutrality in the ECE region – project update (in the framework of GE CES session). 7 October 2021. Hybrid (Geneva and online). Organizers: UNECE 

Roundtable on digitalizing energy system (in the framework of GE CES session). 7 October 2021. Hybrid (Geneva and online). Organizers: UNECE 

Regional workshop on guidelines and best practices for MSMEs in sustainable resource management and critical raw material supply (under the UNDA project Global Initiative towards post-Covid-19 resurgence of the MSME sector). 8 October 2021. Hybrid (Geneva and online). Organizers: UNECE in cooperation with ESCWA 

Workshop on policy recommendations for food-water-energy resource management in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and Central Asia (under the UNDA project Integrated energy and water resource management in support of sustainable development in South-East Europe and Central Asia). 8 October 2021. Hybrid (Geneva and online). Organizers: UNECE 

Workshop on limiting methane emissions in the context of the ongoing transition of the coal sector. 8 October 2021. Hybrid (Geneva and online). Organizers: UNECE 

Regional Observatory on Sustainable Energy (ROSE). Launch of the Regional Energy Profile and Regional Energy Poverty Report. 22 October 2021. Virtual (Santiago de Chile and online). Organizers: ECLAC. Links to the event in English and in Spanish.

REELIH Regional Conference. Scaling up energy efficiency renovations of multi-apartment buildings to alleviate energy poverty in Eastern Europe through knowledge transfer between EU member states and countries in the Eastern Neighborhood and Western Balkans (in the framework of the Residential Energy Efficiency for Low Income Households (REELIH) project). 16-17 November 2021. Online. Organizers: Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

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