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Ban announces over 100 commitments to sustainable energy at Rio+20 #energy #renewable

Ban announces over 100 commitments to sustainable energy at Rio+20 #energy #renewable

Energy is one of the seven pillars on which Rio+20 was based, since “achieving sustainable energy for all is not only possible, but necessary – it is the golden thread that connects development, social inclusion and environmental protection,” said UN Secretary-General Ban at a press conference in Rio de Janeiro on Friday. In in September 2011, the UN launched its Sustainable Energy for All initiative to bring together governments, businesses and civil society groups in an unprecedented effort to help make the world’s energy systems more accessible, efficient and cleaner. It is designed to catalyze global action in support of three, interlinked and complimentary objectives, all to be achieved by 2030 – ensure universal access to modern energy services, double the global rate of improvement of energy efficiency, and double the share of renewable energy in the global energy m...

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