Publication - UN-Energy Plan of Action: Towards 2025
up its efforts in support of achieving SDG 7 and net-zero emissions. The High-level Dialogue on Energy 2021 – a historic event under the auspices of the UN General Assembly – has created considerable momentum which must be further strengthened and sustained. Moreover, the 26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP26) in 2021 exerted a new sense of urgency for accelerating the necessary energy transition, emphasizing that mitigation ambition is critical in this decade.
The Ukraine crisis is posing significant new challenges for the achievement of the SDGs and the Paris Agreement. It is generating shockwaves through global food, energy and financial markets. We need to demonstrate that addressing today’s energy challenges can and must also strengthen more ambitious climate action while advancing the SDGs, building back better from the COVID-19 crisis and leaving no one behind. Global cooperation on energy can also make an essential contribution towards realizing the inclusive, networked and effective multilateralism envisioned by the UN Secretary-General in Our Common Agenda, for people, for the planet, for prosperity and for peace.UN-Energy will play a central role in these critical agendas. This Plan of Action will guide UN-Energy’s activities in the upcoming years, providing clarity, focus and expected deliverables that will enable UN-Energy to make a crucial difference by accelerating action worldwide in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.