News | 3 June 2019

LDC REEEI at Beijing Conference on energy access and finance

LDC REEEI was highlighted at the Global Conference on Energy Access in Beijing on 29-30 May 2019 which was co-organised by the UN Office of the High Representative of Least Developed Countries, Land-locked Developing Countries and Small Island Development States (UN OHRLLS and the Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organisation (GEIDCO), where Prof. Sokona Sokona gave a keynote address on LDC REEI.

‘The agreed Outcome document recognises that: 

‘LDCs have committed politically through their Ministers to the LDC-initiated, LDC-owned and LDC-driven LDC REEEI as an overriding framework, with invitation to all actors and partnerships aligned with its principles and goals to engage through cooperation and support and encourage financial support for the LDC REEEI to ensure it can serve all LDCs and aligned partnerships as intended through its framework”.

The meeting convened approximately 200 participants including senior officials and energy experts from the least developed countries, UN system, regional organisations, development banks, development partners, and selected private sector partners from both energy sector and investment sector, as well as relevant academic and civil society representatives.

Further information, including summary document and presentations are available at the conference webpage:

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