25 September 2015, Sweetcrude, Lagos – As world leaders gather for the UN General Assembly to formally adopt new Sustainable Development Goals, the World Energy Council welcomes the inclusion of the energy goal: ‘Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all’.
Christoph Frei, Secretary General of the World Energy Council said:
“The adoption of energy among sustainable development goals is timely, critical and historic. Timely because we need to master the energy transition at a time of greatest uncertainty in the energy sector. Critical because we will not solve energy access or achieve energy efficiency objectives without moving the agenda from those who want to those who can.
And historic, because the development community for the first time recognizes the fundamental role energy is playing in the achievement of most of the other sustainable development goals.
The World Energy Council will continue to support the UN by engaging global energy leaders to create the right policy signals, to scale up new business models and to collaborate on regional integration projects that will deliver on a sustainable energy future.”