Public-private partners at UN pledge funding for sustainable energy for all
The United Nations and the World Bank announced on 27 November a concerted effort by governments, international agencies, civil society and the private sector to contribute to the 'Sustainable Energy for All' initiative. Launched two years ago, the initiative seeks to achieve three goals by 2030: universal access to modern energy, doubling energy efficiency and the share of renewable energy, and improved energy efficiency.

Achievements already attained include Brazil’s ‘Light for All’ programme that has reached 15 million people, Norway’s commitment of $330 million in 2014 for global renewable energy and efficiency, and Bank of America’s Green Bond that has raised $500 million for its environmental business commitment. OPEC’s (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) also announced a $1 billion fund for energy access.

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