The production and use of energy is a main contributor to CO2 emissions. At the same time one in five people do not have access to modern energy supply which is key to development and growth. 3GF supports initiatives to speed up the promotion of renewable energy, energy efficiency and universal access to energy.
The potential role of energy in a green transition
The potential for global energy savings is huge. As of 2009, the global power sector was responsible for 38 % of total energy-related CO2 emissions with emissions growing faster than those of any other sector (IEA, FAQs).
At the same time one in five people do not have access to energy supply which is essential to development and poverty eradication.
Faced with a growing demand for power globally there is an urgent need to increase the use of energy from renewable, clean and inexhaustible sources such as wind, water, sun, biomass and geothermal energy, and to promote energy efficiency – getting more from existing resources – and thus increase productivity, economic growth and reduce costs.
3GF promotes a number of different energy initiatives aimed at improving the production and use of energy to make it accessible, cleaner and more efficient.
Close collaboration with SE4ALL
3GF supports the Sustainable Energy for All initiative (SE4ALL) a global initiative led by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon seeking to achieve three interlinked objectives by 2030 of: providing universal access to modern energy services; doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency; and doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.