Governments, businesses and civil society organizations have made tremendous strides in bringing affordable and clean energy to more people in recent years, but this progress has been largely uneven and must be accelerated in order to leave no one behind. Urgent reinforced action and more investment, particularly in least developed countries is needed to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 7 on energy by 2030.
The 10th Forum in Bangkok will explore pathways to close the gap between targets and actions. Experts from the energy sector, representatives from governments, UN entities, international organizations and other stakeholders will discuss major issues and demonstrate actions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 7 and meet commitments to mitigate climate change. There will be a series of roundtables, parallel sessions and side events such as clean cooking, access to electricity, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and cleaner use of fossil fuels. The Forum will also address the interlinkages of energy with climate change, poverty, inequality, health and gender concerns.