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13 December 2022, 10:00 - 16:00 Indochina Time / Bangkok | By invitation only

7th session of EWG-SDG 7

The Expert Working Group (EWG) on SDG7 was established by ESCAP at the inaugural meeting, organized on 14 December 2017 in Bangkok. Subsequently, EWG - SDG 7 meetings were organized on specific topics related to SDG 7.

In 2022, ESCAP organized the Seventh Meeting of the Expert Working Group on Universal Access to Modern Energy Services, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Cleaner Use of Fossil Fuels (EWG-SDG7).

The seventh session of EWG-SDG7 was be composed of two sessions as follows:

  • Session 1: Progress in developing national SDG 7 Roadmaps and opportunities for further support. This session aimed to update member States on the progress of SDG7 roadmap development. Experts from participating countries had chance to share lessons learned as well as discussed the applicability of the analysis to support other plans, including the potential to undertake net zero carbon emission planning and integration of national energy security and resilience planning considerations.
  • Session 2: Development of National Cooling Action Plans for Asia-Pacific countries. The session aimed to update member States on the secretariat’s ongoing support to countries to develop National Cooling Action Plans (NCAPs) utilizing a methodology jointly developed by ESCAP and UNEP. NCAPs are an important tool for enabling countries to identify action pathways to reduce cooling-related energy demand, to integrate energy efficiency and the transition to low Global Warming Potential refrigerants across cooling subsectors, while also increasing access to sustainable cooling solutions. Experts reviewed and discussed the strategic direction of this work, and the potential to develop NCAPs in additional countries.


  • Meeting summary: the summary is published at 'Event documents' tab on top of the webpage.

    Presentations: Speakers' slides can be accessed at 'Event documents' tab.

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