The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development offers a global blueprint for development that is guided by social, economic and environmental considerations. With a dedicated goal on energy, it provides a framework to guide energy sector development. ESCAP promotes and develops a number of programmes and projects aimed at advancing energy access, renewable energy, and energy efficiency. Furthermore, ESCAP fosters the transition to a sustainable energy system through regional cooperation and supports member States in identifying energy challenges and generating sound policy response measures by providing a platform for dialogue and knowledge exchange.
ESCAP’s overarching 2014-2018 energy development agenda was established with the guidance and backing of its member States, based on the outcomes of the ministerial level Asian and Pacific Energy Forum (APEF), convened by ESCAP in May 2013. In order to facilitate the implementation of the outcomes of APEF the Asia Pacific Energy Portal was launched. The Asia Pacific Energy Portal forms the core of the ESCAP's energy information and knowledge sharing initiatives and provides member States with a strong informational foundation that supports evidence-based policy-making.
ESCAP is committed to achieving the regional vision of a sustainable energy future, guided by the Sustainable Development Goals. Within this scope, the three focus areas include: 1) Energy Information & Knowledge Sharing; 2) Energy for Sustainable Development (SDG 7); and 3) Energy Connectivity & Regional Cooperation.