Since its launch in January 2012, the Sustainable Energy for All initiative has broke major ground on its way to realize the three goals of: ensuring energy access, doubling energy efficiency, and doubling the share of renewable energy by 2030.
On 20 June 2012 in Rio+20 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has announced the latest commitments and mile stones that has been brought about via the initiative’s increasing momentum. The initiative has been effectively able to catalyze actions from both the public and private sectors as well as individuals by mobilizing its focus on a "Global Action Agenda," serving as a roadmap for achieving the goal Sustainable Energy for All. These commitments include:
- • Over 50 Governments are currently said to be developing energy plans and programmes.
- • The private sector alone has committed over USD $50 billion to achieve the initiative's three objectives.
- • More than a billion people will benefit from the initiative's public and private sector commitments, via improved access to energy as well as scaled-up renewable energy sources, increased investment, and improved energy policies.
- • Hundreds of actions and commitments are underway in support of Sustainable Energy for All.
This overview of commitments will be revised and announced regularly on the initiative's primary web site. More details can be found using the links below.