20 Dec 2021

High-Level Dialogue on Energy: Leaving (really) no one behind: Energy Access in Fragile and Conflict Affected Areas

  • Date
    24 Jun 2021, 12:00pm
  • Location

From 12:00 - 13:00 CEST

To bring attention to the energy needs of displacement-affected communities, the Global Platform for Action (GPA) on Sustainable Energy in Displacement Settings hosted at UNITAR and its partners, including IOM, will organize an event at the Ministerial Forum to convene governments, UN agencies, and international/national organizations working towards achieving SDG7 in fragile and conflict affected areas.

The discussion will focus on policy, advocacy, and strategies for energy interventions, as well as the challenges and opportunities in collaborative approaches, which could also include UN peacekeeping in future solutions. The event is expected to create momentum on this topic and facilitate the discussion during the UN High-level Dialogue on Energy. The organisers will call on all relevant partners to include displaced people in national energy access policies while humanitarian, development and peacebuilding organisations are urged to switch to sustainable energy solutions in their responses.

This side event is proposed based on the SDG 7 Policy Brief 3.14 The Interlinkages between Energy and Peaceful and Inclusive Societies.

Mrs Dina Ionesco, Head of Migration, Environment and Climate Change Division at International Organisation for Migration (IOM), will be part of the panel discussion on Just Energy Transition in Fragile and Conflict affected areas through Triple Nexus.

More information are available here.