Regional Conference on the role of the private sector in sustainable energy to be held in İstanbul

09 May 2014

A regional conference which aims to look at how the private sector can help bring about sustainable energy solutions in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent states region will be held in Istanbul on 13-14 May.

Istanbul - The Regional Conference on “Scaling up Sustainable Energy Solutions – Role of the Private Sector” is jointly organized by Islamic Development Bank and the United Nations Development Programme and hosted by the Government of Turkey, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources.

The regional conference will take place in the context of the organizers’ commitments to expand UN Secretary General’s (SG) Initiative on Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL).

Sustainable Energy for All is a pioneering initiative that was launched by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in September 2011 and set three interlinked objectives for the international community to achieve by 2030: Ensuring universal access to modern energy services; doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency and doubling the share of renewable energy in global energy mix.

The conference will focus on concrete public-private partnerships and specific investments and facilitation of the sharing of experiences and success stories on private sector involvement in energy programmes among a broad range of partners, international agencies and private sector actors.

Participants from all around the Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (ECIS) region will discuss specific actions on how to leverage more private sector investments in sustainable energy solutions across the region. There are six countries from the ECIS region that have joined the SE4ALL initiative and Turkey is also among these countries who expressed an interest in advancing Sustainable Energy for All.

Turkey will make an announcement on joining the UN Secretary General's Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative.

The Regional Conference on “Scaling Up Sustainable Energy Solutions – Role of the Private Sector”

Date: 13-14 May 2014
Time: 09.00
Venue: Dedeman Hotel, Gayrettepe, Istanbul
Website of the event:   

Contact Information

For more information and for RSVP, please contact*:

Christoph Henrich, Sustainable Energy Consultant, UNDP in Europe and Central Asia
Tel: +421 2 59 337 111    E-mail: 

Anthony Kamara, Communications and Media Relations Coordinator, Sustainable Energy for All Initiative
Tel: +43-699-1458-3402   E-mail: A.Kamara@SE4ALL.ORG

Nazife Ece, Communications Assistant, UNDP in Turkey
Tel: +90 312 454 11 68    E-mail: 

*All sessions of conference is open to press. Press can attend the opening session from 9:00 to 10:00 on 13th May. There will be a press conference on 13th May from 10:10 to 10:40.

*Press is invited to register for the event by sending e-mail to contact persons above by Monday 12th May and receive confirmation.