With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, member States have committed to aligning national policies with efforts to attain sustainable development. They are cognizant of the need to support economic growth to promote poverty eradication, and also recognize some of the challenges in redefining the concept of energy security, whose role is identified as a building block in the development of a resilient society based on cooperation and collaboration. The region is also grappling with the integration within the energy sector of different dimensions of sustainable development with a view to transforming the sector. This transformation requires sustained economic growth that is socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable.
On the occasion of the first session of the Committee on Energy, the secretariat will invite a number of ministers to share their visions and strategies on energy for sustainable development, as well as their expectations with regard to the establishment of the Committee on Energy.
Following the meeting delegations attended filled out questionnaires regarding the session. A summary of the results is available for download.