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First Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Forum

4-6 June 2014 | UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

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Highlights for Friday, 6 June 2014
The final day of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Forum convened on Friday, 6 June 2014 at UN Headquarters in New York. Following opening statements from Kandeh Yumkella, Chief Executive Officer, SE4ALL, Martin Sajdik, Austria's Permanent Representative to the UN and President of ECOSOC, Felipe Calderón, former President of Mexico, and Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland, there was a high-level ministerial dialogue on energy in the post-2015 development agenda. Sixteen ministers, 33 government representatives, and 11 representatives of international organizations and NGOs addressed the Forum.

Many expressed strong support for the SE4ALL initiative, addressed the need for a Sustainable Development Goal on energy, and highlighted the role of sustainable energy in the post-2015 development agenda. Many looked forward to further action on renewable energy, energy efficiency and universal access to energy.

Kandeh Yumkella brought the Forum to a close at 1:46 pm.

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Kandeh Yumkella, Chief Executive Officer, SE4ALL
Felipe Calderón, Former President of Mexico
Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland
Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund
Mons. Mario Toso, Holy See
Ambassador Y. Halit Çevik, Turkey
Kim Kielsen, Minister of Energy, Greenland
Zhang Yuqing, Vice Administrator, National Energy Administration, China
Mohammed Wakil, Minister of State (Power), Nigeria
Evgeny Nadezhdin, Ministry of Energy, Russia
SE4ALL Staff and Volunteers


Highlights for Thursday, 5 June 2014
The second day of the SE4ALL Forum convened on Thursday, 5 June 2014 at UN Headquarters in New York. The United Nations launched the UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All 2014-2024, and announced the dedication of the first two years of the Decade to the "Energy-Women-Children-Health" nexus. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) also launched REmap 2030, a renewable energy road map to double the share of renewable energy in the world's energy mix between 2010 and 2030. Panels and presentations addressed:

*Ten years to transform the world's energy: UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All 2014-2024
*Third Meeting of the Sustainable Energy for All Advisory Board
*Catalyzing Large Scale Financing and Investment for Sustainable Energy for All
*The Energy Linkages
*The Human Face of Sustainable Energy for All: Energy, Women, Children and Youth
*Doubling the Share of Renewables in the Global Energy Mix
*Ensuring Universal Access to Modern Energy Services
*Doubling the Global Rate of Improvement in Energy Efficiency
*Catalyzing Bottom-up Financing and Investment for Sustainable Energy for All

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Panel (L-R): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; Kandeh Yumkella, SE4ALL, Chad Holliday, Bank of America and SE4ALL
John Ashe, President of the UN General Assembly
Kandeh Yumkella, SE4ALL
Panel (L-R): Purna Saggurti, Bank of America; Luciano Coutinho, Brazilian Development Bank; and Suma Chakrabarti, European Bank
for Reconstruction and Development
Marie-José Nadeau, World Energy Council
Helen Clark, UNDP
Robert Orr, UN Assistant Secretary-General
Tsering Choden and Tashi Palden, Manhattan Comprehensive Night and Day High School, introduced the Green Track Programme, where
they build solar panels and a solar lamp, and which was a finalist for the Zayed Future Energy Prize.
Panel (L-R): Shamus-ur-Rehman Toor; Islamic Development Bank; Philippe Joubert, Global Electricity Initiative; Brian Dames,
Eskom; Ceri Powell, Royal Dutch Shell; Elizabeth Thompson, SE4ALL; Abyd Karmali, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Janvier Litse, NEPAD and
AfDB; Silas Lwakabamba, Rwanda; and Klaus Rudischhauser, EuropeAid


Highlights for Wednesday, 4 June 2014
The first Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Forum opened on Wednesday morning, 4 June 2014. Following a brief opening plenary, the more than 700 participants attended 46 panel discussions with over 200 speakers throughout the day. The panels were divided into a series of sessions, which included:

*Growing the movement
*Catalyzing investment through innovative business models
*Sharing knowledge and experiences, developing capacity
*Accelerating country action

During the day there were also parallel multi-stakeholder sessions and the launch of the Renewables 2014 Global Status Report (REN21).

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SE4ALL Opening Plenary
Daniel Riley, WWF-US
Aaron Leopold, Practical Action
Mariam Mohamed Abullah Abdelhafiz
Allam
, Arab Youth Climate Movement
Sean Collins, Co-Founder of Student Energy in the Harnessing the Power of Youth Panel
Ethan Zindler, Head of Policy
Analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Reema Nanavaty, General Secretary,
Self-Employed Women’s Association, SEWA
Radha Muthiah, Executive Director,
Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Panel (L-R): Anurag Bhatnagar, Grassroot Trading Network for Women; Mohinder Gulati, SE4ALL; Reema Nanavaty, SEWA; Chad Holliday,
Bank of America and SE4ALL Executive Committee; Heeaben Dave, SEWA; Divuben Rathod, Salt Worker, SEWA; Ramilaben Rohit,
grassroots leader, SEWA
Clay Nesler, Johnson Controls
Luis Gomez-Echeverri Senior Research
Scholar, IIASA, Senior Advisor, SE4ALL
Rajendara Pachauri, Director-General,
TERI
Panel (L-R): Will Kennedy, Programme, UN Fund for International Partnerships (UNFIP); Aneri Patel, Energy Access Practitioners Network,
UNF; Andrew Webb, SolarAid; Magnus Magnusson, UN Capital Development Fund; Fabby Tumiwa, Institute for Essential Service Reform,
Indonesia; Nii Darko Asante, Energy Commission, Ghana; Martin Krause, UNDP
Jorge Pinheiro, Director, R20 Brasil
Christoph Frei, Secretary-General, World
Energy Council
Sheila Oparaocha, Executive Secretary,
ENERGIA
Kandeh Yumkella, Chief Executive Officer, SE4ALL

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