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Rachel Kyte on the global energy access challenge

"The world can’t tackle climate change without also addressing the fact that 1.1 billion people still lack access to energy...Devex spoke with Rachel Kyte, the chief executive and U.N. special representative at Sustainable Energy for All, on the sidelines of the 22nd Conference of Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change. Kyte said she is optimistic climate action and energy access can proceed in tandem. She outlined how to overcome vested interests and pointed out what still gets neglected in the conversation about our global energy future."

Moving Ahead: Driving Action on SDG #7 at COP22

 

MARRAKECH, Morocco - COP22 closed with renewed calls to fast-track action and maintain the highest possible level of ambition in combating climate change, while ensuring universal access to sustainable energy.

This year’s UN climate change conference was held less than a year after the Sustainable Development Goals came into force and the historic Paris Agreement was struck at COP21 – an Agreement that came into effect just days before the Marrakech talks opened.

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MARRAKECH: Private sector commits to actions on sustainable energy for a just climate future for all

"11 November 2016 – In connection with the theme-based actions being announced at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Marrakech (COP 22), new commitments and initiatives to use renewable energy were in the spotlight today as one of the most effective ways to implement the landmark Paris Agreement, which entered into force on 4 November 2016...“This is the kind of business leadership we need,” Rachel Kyte, Special

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1.1 Billion Don't have to Wait! Join the campaign

Power for All launched a Call to Action at the World Bank Spring Meetings urging multilateral development banks (MDBs) to help radically accelerate the pace of energy access for the 1.1 billion people living in energy poverty.

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