73rd Session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

The seventy-third session of the Commission will be held from 15 to 19 May 2017 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok. The session will be comprised of the senior officials segment, which will be held from 15 May to the afternoon of 17 May, and the ministerial segment from the afternoon of 17 May to 19 May. The Special Body on Least Developed, Landlocked Developing and Pacific Island Developing Countries will be held on 16 May.

A number of high-level and side events will also be held during the session. Additional information on these events and other relevant information will be uploaded to this website in due course; please monitor this website for updates.


Theme Topic: Regional cooperation for sustainable energy

Energy system transformation plays a key role in the Asia-Pacific region in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal 7 (ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all), and fulfilling the commitments under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The theme study reviews the current energy scene and emerging trends in the region. It investigates the challenges and barriers posed by energy for sustainable development in the region. The study further provides an overview of the current status, barriers and existing gaps of the implementation of SDG7 in the region. Policy options, means of implementation, and different strategies available for countries to transform their energy systems are examined. The study also identifies national actions and policy recommendations that could be enhanced by regional energy cooperation, and provides recommendations to strengthen such cooperation.

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