Government-Business Dialogue in Achieving SDG7

5 Apr 2018
Bangkok, Thailand

The business sector has a crucial role in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 7. On the sides of the Second Asian and Pacific Energy Forum that focused on the discussion among member States to enhance energy security and to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development a Government - Business Dialogue took place on 5 April. The Dialogue explored business opportunities to implement SDG7 at the intersection of government and private sector cooperation.

The Government - Business Dialogue provided an opportunity for Government officials, private sector and development banks representatives to develop a better understanding of strengthening policies, unfolding the role of frontier technologies and increasing private investment. It underpinned the role of Governments in supporting the private sector and identified the scope for regional cooperation in exploring business opportunities to reshape energy systems that contribute in achieving the SDG7.