10th International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development

7 Oct 2019 to 8 Oct 2019
Bangkok, Thailand
Open meeting

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The 10th International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development will take place under the theme “Translating Targets into Actions” on 7-8 October 2019 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand. The Forum is organized by the five United Nations Regional Commissions and the Ministry of Energy of the Kingdom of Thailand.

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 about energy issues like clean cooking, access to electricity, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and cleaner use of fossil fuels.

“The Forum will host 6th session of the Group of Experts on Renewable Energy (GERE) and the 6th session of the Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency (GEEE)

During the Forum and the second session of the Committee on Energy, we invite participants and delegates to work towards climate neutrality by reducing their climate footprint by measuring their greenhouse gas emissions. Please find the introduction at Carbon Neutral Meeting

Opening Plenary
Ms.Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP
10th IFESD Opening Statement

H.E. Mr. Sontirat Sontijirawong, Minister of Energy, the Royal Government of Thailand
10th IFESD Opening Statement

H.E. Mr. Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister of National Development Planning Indonesia-opening plenary
10th IFESD Opening Statement