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Earlier this month, the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the World Energy Council signed a Joint Declaration to support the global dissemination of sustainable energy solutions.

World Energy reported that the duo will boost leadership skills and the overall capacity of energy leaders and policy makers from developing countries.

In addition, it will explore options to promote energy access through global platforms – such as the electrification accelerator within the Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) initiative.

Sustainable energy policies

Christoph Frei, Secretary General of the World Energy Council, said: “Strengthening the capacities on energy policies and relevant enabling frameworks is critical to drive the reform of the energy sector in line with the shifting needs of the energy transition.”

Frei added: “The energy leaders of tomorrow will need to rely on different skill sets from the energy leaders of the past. By working with global actors such as UNIDO as well as leading MBA programmes, we will create a powerful outreach for our capacity building and best practices sharing”.

UNIDO Director General LI Yong commented: “We are confident that, through targeted trainings and specialized fellowships, we will help countries design policy instruments that encourage innovation, new business models and a sustainable development of the energy sector”. Read more...

The agreement was reached during the World Energy Leaders’ Summit, which was organised by the World Energy Council and the Energy Secretariat of Mexico (Secretaría de Energía, or SENER) to facilitate the dialogue on opportunities and challenges influencing the development of the energy sector.

 

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