'Sustainable Energy for All' introduced in Turkey

01 Jul 2013

The importance of 'Sustainable Energy for All' which is about driving actions and mobilizing commitments to positively transform the world's energy systems was stressed upon at a meeting in İzmir University of Economics.


New Horizons, July 2013 - “The Business Opportunities related to Sustainable Energy for All” conference was conveyed by the Global Compact Turkey and the Izmir Economics University on 30th of May.

Kamal Malhotra, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Turkey, attended and delivered the opening remarks.

Malhotra talked about the 'Sustainable Energy for All' initiative launched by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

'Sustainable Energy for All' brings together governments, businesses and civil society groups in an unprecedented effort to transform the world's energy systems by 2030.

Three complimentary objectives are set for the initiative, which are to ensure universal access to modern energy services; to double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency; and to double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

Dr. Simona Marinescu, Director of Istanbul International Center for Private Sector and Development (IICPSD), also spoke at the conference held at the Izmir University of Economics.

Dr. Marinescu took part in the panel discussion titled “Turkey Launch of the Business Case for Sustainable Energy for All” moderated by Dr. Yilmaz Arguden (Chairman, UN Global Compact Turkey).

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