15 May 2017

Vienna Energy Forum participants formulate key messages reflecting role of energy in implementing SDGs and Paris climate agreement

Vienna, 15 May 2017 – Participants at the Vienna Energy Forum, which concluded on Friday in the Austrian capital, agreed on ten key messages that highlight the catalytic role of energy for the successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on climate. Key message 1 - Many of the [...]

4 May 2017

New Atlas shows energy potential of Africa and opportunities for investment to meet Africa’s energy needs

May 4, 2017 – Energy consumption in Africa is the lowest in the world, and per capita consumption has barely changed since 2000 shows a new Atlas released today by the UN Environment and African Development Bank at the World Economic Forum being held in Durban, South Africa. Current energy production in Africa is [...]

26 April 2017

UNIDO and ITU partnership to accelerate the achievement of 2030 Agenda

Geneva, 26 April 2017 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) today agreed to work together to fast forward the Sustainable Development Goals. To formalize the partnership, UNIDO Director General LI Yong and ITU Secretary-General ZHAO Houlin signed a Joint Declaration “on the advancement of the 2030 [...]

24 April 2017

UNIDO and private sector promote the Sustainable Development Goals at Hannover Messe 2017

Hannover, 24 April 2017 - The Director General LI Yong of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has attended this year’s edition of Hannover Messe, the world’s leading industrial trade fair which attracts over 6,500 exhibitors and 250,000 visitors. UNIDO collaborates with the Deutsche Messe company, which organizes the Hannover Messe and other [...]

16 November 2016

Climate summit in Morocco: Danish support for technology in developing countries

Copenhagen, 16 November 2016 - The Danish government is allocating DKK 11 million to developing countries towards the use of climate technology in connection with the climate summit COP22 in Morocco. ”Many developing countries have the political will to address the challenges of climate change, but lack the technology to carry this out. This is [...]