UNAI HUB SDG7 Society_English_version

UNAI Hub SDG7

Join us in the global society of action

In a rapidly worsening climate change perspective, the SDG7 targeting Clean, Affordable and Modern Energy raise in as the key factor to achieve the targeted GHG emission reductions.

Following the appeal of the US Secretary-General addressed to the global society to increase its ambition in the combat against climate change and consequently to reduce the GHG emissions that most are produced by the energy use it becomes evident that SDG7 should refocus its objectives to respond to this appeal.

In this context, the UNAI Hub SDG7 has published a not exclusive list of initiatives that they provide a platform of international cooperation on concrete issues.

The UNAI Hub SDG7 is convinced that the proposed initiatives not only cover the so far content of the 7th Goal but they further respond to the new realities.

Energy Poverty is a cross-cutting issue that concerns all economies. Its solution in a sustainable and clean manner, taking advantage of the current and future technological achievements, can lead to smart and beneficial solutions for both developed and developing economies.

UNAI hub SDG7 has developed this initiative against Energy Poverty leading to bankable project proposals.

Knowledge transfer up to the stage of implementing smart solutions leading to Zero Energy Buildings combining RES production and virtual net techniques can be beneficial for both developed and under developing economies worldwide from Central Asia and the sub-Saharan region to South America and Pacific ones.

Fuel switch to RES and NG is a clean energy transformation and can be a low-cost alternative for both developed and underdeveloped economies.

Ensuring access to electricity through the development of distribution networks in remote, underdeveloped or isolated areas is a rather uncertain perspective while the introduction of local or decentralized RES based systems can provide reliable solutions.

RES based systems can provide reliable solutions.

Introducing the LED technology in lighting defines a decisive step for low cost and energy consumption leading to less GHG emissions.

For UNAI Hub SDG7 the youth engagement in the efforts to promote its goals remains as a prerequisite for the achievement of its objectives.

Youth initiatives should contribute to the increase in the ambition of young people to achieve targets related to real action instead of consuming youth enthusiasm in protest and declarations.

Youth contests, proposed by UNAI Hub SDG7, aims to mobilize young people on clean energy activities leading to measurable GHG reductions.

In this context, KEPA as the UNAI Hub for SDG7 invites those that they share this concept to join it in developing a global society of cooperation, promotion, and implementation of SDG7.

Potential partners, interested to join the UNAI - SDG7 society, are invited to submit a one-year action plan leading to real and measurable GHG emission reductions. Approved action plans will provide the status of "candidate" member to their submitters until the beginning of their implementation.

A candidate action plan is expected to provide usual information concerning its concept, objectives, timetable, budget, timetable, etc.

Candidate action plans will be communicated to all partners of the society and to he UNAI. A short abstract of the action plan with a short CV of the project coordinator will be published and circulated worldwide.

For those interested to join the UNAI Hub SDG7 Society, please download the form (application for UNAI HUB SDG7 SOCIETY), fill it in and send it at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

UNAI Hub SDG7 SOCIETY

UNAI Hub SDG7

 

Join us in the global society of action

In a rapidly worsening climate change perspective, the SDG7 targeting Clean, Affordable and Modern Energy raise in as the key factor to achieve the targeted GHG emission reductions.

Following the appeal of the US Secretary-General addressed to the global society to increase its ambition in the combat against climate change and consequently to reduce the GHG emissions that most are produced by the energy use it becomes evident that SDG7 should refocus its objectives to respond to this appeal.

In this context, the UNAI Hub SDG7 has published a not exclusive list of initiatives that they provide a platform of international cooperation on concrete issues.

The UNAI Hub SDG7 is convinced that the proposed initiatives not only cover the so far content of the 7th Goal but they further respond to the new realities.

Energy Poverty is a cross-cutting issue that concerns all economies. Its solution in a sustainable and clean manner, taking advantage of the current and future technological achievements, can lead to smart and beneficial solutions for both developed and developing economies.

UNAI hub SDG7 has developed this initiative against Energy Poverty leading to bankable project proposals.

Knowledge transfer up to the stage of implementing smart solutions leading to Zero Energy Buildings combining RES production and virtual net techniques can be beneficial for both developed and under developing economies worldwide from Central Asia and the sub-Saharan region to South America and Pacific ones.

Fuel switch to RES and NG is a clean energy transformation and can be a low-cost alternative for both developed and underdeveloped economies.

Ensuring access to electricity through the development of distribution networks in remote, underdeveloped or isolated areas is a rather uncertain perspective while the introduction of local or decentralized RES based systems can provide reliable solutions.

RES based systems can provide reliable solutions.

Introducing the LED technology in lighting defines a decisive step for low cost and energy consumption leading to less GHG emissions.

For UNAI Hub SDG7 the youth engagement in the efforts to promote its goals remains as a prerequisite for the achievement of its objectives.

Youth initiatives should contribute to the increase in the ambition of young people to achieve targets related to real action instead of consuming youth enthusiasm in protest and declarations.

Youth contests, proposed by UNAI Hub SDG7, aims to mobilize young people on clean energy activities leading to measurable GHG reductions.

In this context, KEPA as the UNAI Hub for SDG7 invites those that they share this concept to join it in developing a global society of cooperation, promotion, and implementation of SDG7.

Potential partners, interested to join the UNAI - SDG7 society, are invited to submit a one-year action plan leading to real and measurable GHG emission reductions. Approved action plans will provide the status of "candidate" member to their submitters until the beginning of their implementation.

A candidate action plan is expected to provide usual information concerning its concept, objectives, timetable, budget, timetable, etc.

Candidate action plans will be communicated to all partners of the society and to he UNAI. A short abstract of the action plan with a short CV of the project coordinator will be published and circulated worldwide.

For participating to the UNAI hub SDG7 SOCIETY, please download this form (Application for UNAI HUB SDG7 SOCIETY), fill it and send it to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BSEC-GEN

     The “BSEC – Green Energy Network” was launched as consequence of an initiative to establish a “Task Force on Green Energy Development”. The Ministers of Energy of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC), during their meeting at Nafplion (Greece, 12 Oct. 2010)[1], set up a Task Force with the aim to identify relevant issues within which regional cooperation can be most effective, and also to explore ways to promote green energy investments and innovative green energy projects (Declaration concerning “Green Energy Development Initiative” - BS/EN/WG/R(2010)2).

In accordance with the Declaration of the Ministerial Meeting in Nafplion (Greece) on 12 October 2010, a Task Force on Green Energy Development” was set-up within the BSEC Working Group on Energy, with the aim to identify relevant issues within which regional cooperation can be most effective, and also to explore ways to promote green energy investments and innovative green energy projects. The Task Force started working in April 2012; agreed on the creation of the aforementioned Network and decided to elaborate a BSEC Green Energy Strategy Paper (BS/EN/WG/TF/R(2012)1).

The BSEC Green Energy Network was finally established by the decision of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs taken on 12 December 2014 during its meeting in Thessaloniki (BS/FM/R(2014)2 and Annex VII to BS/FM/R(2014)2). The mandate of the Network is to facilitate exchanging information and sharing experience and know-how among national administrative bodies and/or centers and organizations mandated to promote renewable energy sources and energy efficiency measures and policies in the BSEC Region.  In accordance with the agreements reached in the Task Force on Green Energy Development and in the Working Group on Energy, the BSEC PERMIS invited the Energy Policy and Development Centre (KEPA) of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens to develop the Network, under the supervision of the BSEC Permanent International Secretariat, in terms of both partners and activities to be undertaken (BS/EN/WG/TF/R(2014)2).

The Network started to function in 2015 and is endeavouring to undertake and facilitate actions at international, regional and national levels with a view to developing, transferring and exchanging updated knowledge, including consultations for the development and assessment of specified green policy mixtures and actions.

Members of the Network are expected to organize and participate in regional/international activities, such as workshops, seminars and conferences. They can take advantage of the existing communication infrastructure of KEPA – scientific journals, periodical editions, newsletters – to increase the level of cooperation among them and their national stakeholders.

They are welcome to contribute to enhancing the knowledge transfer and capacity building of their governments, updating them on the state of the emerging international “green policy” instruments.

It is expected that the Network will contribute, through knowledge transfer, in encouraging market stakeholders to take advantage of existing international financing opportunities; convince international, regional and national banking institutions to enhance their “green” programs; and facilitate the inflow of green funds in the BSEC-MS and regional cooperation among market stakeholders with extrovert orientation.

Finally, members of the Network are facilitated through brokerage events to participate in internationally financed programs, like those of H2020 of the European Union, or to develop ad hoc “tailor made” consortia upon requests from the BSEC Member States.

       The network is coordinated by KEPA under the supervision of PERMIS.



[1] The ministerial conference was held in Nafplio, Peloponnese, in the framework of the Greek presidency of the BSEC, with the focal message being "The Black Sea turns Green." At: http://www.bsec-organization.org/bsecnews/BSECinMedia/Downloads/EMG%20(13.10.2010).pdf 

PROMITHEASnet

PROMITHEASnet, the Energy and Climate Change network is active since 2004. KEPA is the coordinating institute. 

More information at: Http://www.promitheasnet.kepa.uoa.