18 April 2018
United Nations HQs, New York, USA

Launch of Policy Briefs on SDG7 and its interlinkages with other SDGs

In support of SDG7 review at the High-Level Political Forum 2018

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Energy is central to the achievement of both the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The High-Level Political Forum in 2018 will serve as a first critical milestone to review progress of SDG7 on energy toward 2030. To support this process and prepare substantive input, DESA, ESCAP and the Government of Thailand jointly convened the Global SDG7 Conference in Bangkok in February 2018. A set of 27 Policy Briefs on SDG7 and its interlinkages with other SDGs have been compiled by the multi-stakeholder SDG7 Technical Advisory Group, composed of experts from governments, UN organisations, international organisations and other stakeholders convened by DESA.

IIASA Deputy Director and Director of TWI2050 Nebojsa Nakicenovic is a member of the multi-stakeholder SDG7 Technical Advisory Group and alongside with other TWI2050 researchers has contributed to the development of the policy briefs.

This three-part briefing will serve as a global platform to launch the “Accelerating SDG7 Achievement: Policy Briefs in support of the first SDG7 review at the UN High Level Political Forum 2018” and share its key policy messages contained in Summary for Policy Makers.

The ad hoc informal multi-stakeholder Technical Group of Advisors on SDG7

The ad hoc informal multi-stakeholder Technical Group of Advisors on SDG7 (the “Technical Advisory Group”) is set up to seek, and facilitate exchange of, expert advice on how to strengthen the follow-up and review of SDG7 and its interlinkages with other SDGs, leading up to the HLPF in 2018. More specifically, the Technical Advisory Group will advise on the following:

  • inclusive processes to support the SDG7 follow-up and review, including on ways to strengthen multi-stakeholder engagements;
  • potential deliverables, including background briefs, to inform intergovernmental discussions in regards of SDG7 follow-up and review and its interlinkages with other SDGs;
  • recommendations to UN DESA, as secretariat for HLPF, on how best to support and coordinate the relevant processes and products development.

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Nebojsa Nakicenovic

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