Sustainable energy isn’t just about providing power. It’s about powering opportunities for the 1.2 billion people around the world who are still living without even basic access to electricity.
For them, sustainable energy can make all the difference: Children can study in the evening, doctors can treat patients and perform live-saving surgery through the night, women and girls can walk safely home after dark, and small businesses can operate in the evenings so families can earn the income needed to meet their basic needs. Sustainable energy – and the lack of it – impacts almost every one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Powering Opportunities: The Second Annual SE4All Forum
Last year, people came to the UN from around the world for the first-ever Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Forum in New York City. The second annual Forum will build on the momentum of last year’s conference, with a focus on how we can finance the changes needed to make sustainable energy for all a reality.
Join us May 18 and 19 as we examine four key issues of sustainable energy – energy access, energy for women and children’s health, energy efficiency, and renewable energy solutions – through Google Hangouts with some of the Forum’s most influential participants.
Monday, May 18:
9:30 am EST: Twitter chat with Akon
Twitter Chat with Akon: “Together, We Are Sustainable Energy for All”
Join with the hashtag #SE4AllForum, @SE4ALL, @AKON
1 pm EST: Google Hangout: Powering Possibilities: The Future of Renewable Energy
Tweet this: We know #renewableenergy is smart, but how do we make it popular? Tune in 5/18, 1 pm EST to find out: http://bit.ly/SE4ALLRenewable #SE4ALLForum
3 pm EST: Google Hangout: Life and Light: Energy in an Emergency
Tweet this: How is sustainable energy saving lives & helping #Nepal rebuild after earthquakes? Tune in 5/18 3pm EST: http://bit.ly/SE4ALLHealth #SE4ALLForum
Tuesday, May 19:
1 pm EST: Google Hangout: Life Without Power: Energy Empowering Lives
Tweet this: 1.2 billion lack modern energy access. Learn what life is like for the energy poor: 5/19 @ 1pm EST http://bit.ly/SE4ALLAccess #SE4ALLForum
3 pm EST: Google Hangout: Doing More with Less: Why Energy Efficiency is Called the “First Fuel”
Tweet this: How are innovation + tech helping us use energy more efficiency? @plus_socialgood dives in: 5/19 3pm EST http://bit.ly/SE4ALLEfficiency #SE4ALLForum