UNIDO and World Energy Council to Promote Sustainable Energy Policies
MEXICO CITY – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the World Energy Council signed a Joint Declaration to support the global dissemination of sustainable energy solutions.
Under the new partnership, UNIDO and the World Energy Council committed to develop the leadership skills and the overall capacity of energy leaders and policy makers from developing countries; as well as to explore options to promote energy access through global platforms – such as the electrification accelerator within the Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) initiative.
“Strengthening the capacities on energy policies and relevant enabling frameworks is critical to drive the reform of the energy sector in line with the shifting needs of the energy transition” said Christoph Frei, Secretary General of the World Energy Council. “The energy leaders of tomorrow will need to rely on different skill sets from the energy leaders of the past. By working with global actors such as UNIDO as well as leading MBA programs, we will create a powerful outreach for our capacity building and best practices sharing”.
“We look forward to working with the World Energy Council to promote sustainable energy solutions by focusing on capacity building and promoting energy access”, said UNIDO Director General LI Yong. “We are confident that, through targeted trainings and specialized fellowships, we will help countries design policy instruments that encourage innovation, new business models and a sustainable development of the energy sector”.
The agreement was reached during the World Energy Leaders’ Summit, which was organized by the World Energy Council and the Energy Secretariat of Mexico (Secretaría de Energía, or SENER) to facilitate the dialogue on opportunities and challenges influencing the development of the energy sector.
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The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. The mandate of UNIDO, as described in the Lima Declaration 2013, is to support Member States in achieving inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID). UNIDO carries out this mandate through four core functions: (i) technical cooperation; (ii) analytical and research functions, and policy advisory services; (iii) normative functions, and standards and quality-related activities; and (iv) convening and partnerships for knowledge transfer, networking and industrial cooperation.