Sustainable Energy for All

The Energy Access Practitioner Network was launched in 2011 as a contribution to the United Nations’
Sustainable Energy for All (SE for ALL) initiative, which aims to achieve three interlinked objectives by 2030:

Achieve universal access to modern energy services
Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency
Double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix

Underscoring the link between sustainable energy and sustainable development in the post-2015 development agenda, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously declared 2014 – 2024 as the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All.

Additionally, the member states of the United Nations adopted a bold new agenda of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September of 2015, which includes SDG 7, “to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.”

The United Nations Foundation contributes to the achievement of SDG 7 and universal energy access by 2030 through the work of the Energy Access Practitioner Network and several high-impact opportunities (HIOs) identified by SEforALL to accelerate the adoption of clean energy solutions globally.

To learn more about the Sustainable Energy For All initiative, visit

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