Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,
The Asia-Pacific region, the largest energy consumer in the world, will play a pivotal role in the implementation of the “Global Roadmap for Accelerated SDG 7 Action in Support of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement”.
The strengthened commitment and engagement of member States will be crucial to implementing the Global Roadmap. As part of our effort to drive SDG progress, we have been supporting the development of National Road Maps on SDG7, the Regional Road Map on Power Grid Connectivity and a well-established Asia-Pacific Energy Portal, in line with the UN-Energy Plan of Action.
At the forthcoming Commission session, an official document stipulating specific regional actions for achieving the Global Roadmap in the region will be presented to the member States.
ESCAP, in partnership with UN-Energy and UN Country Teams, commits to working together to realize the Plan of Action Towards 2025 by focusing on all seven action areas to ensure a more prosperous, equitable and sustainable future for people and the planet.