Tag Archives: public private partnerships

Coal commitments shadow Sustainable Energy For All

As public and private sector commitments rained down on the UN initiative on Sustainable Energy For All yesterday, a short phrase about fossil fuels in the now-forgotten text of the Rio+20 agreement began to make its presence felt.

Sustainable Energy For All heads new world order

Leaders of the UN Secretary-General’s Sustainable Energy For All initiative have held a press conference at Rio+20. Public-private partnerships are the model of the future, they say, and this is the biggest of all.

Prepare for voluntary commitments to energy access

The UN has encouraged delegations to Rio+20 to make voluntary commitments to sustainable development. There are signs that the Sustainable Energy For All initiative may be a major beneficiary. How should we assess any announcements?

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