15 July 2024
July 12, 2024, at the invitation of Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation (GEIDCO), Professor Linxiu Zhang, Director of UNEP-IEMP attended the sub-forum on "Energy Transition and Sustainable Development" at Second High-level Conference of the Forum on Global Action for Shared Development, which was hosted by GEIDCO, and chaired the high-level dialogue session of the sub-forum. Representatives from State Power Investment Corporation Limited, United Nations World Food Programme, China Power Equipment and Technology Co., Ltd., Pakistan Embassy in China, LONGi Green Energy Technology Co., Ltd., and BYD Energy Storage and New Battery Division, participated in the panel discussion. The panelists shared their insights with emphasis that all countries should strengthen practical cooperation, reduce dependence on fossil energy, promote the development of renewable energy, and jointly contribute to the world’s sustainable development. Inclusiveness, cooperation, innovation and sustainability are the key elements to boost and implement the global energy transition. In the conclusion of the panel discussion, Director Zhang introduced UNEP's initiatives and cross-sectoral cooperation in the field of energy transition, and studies that have shown that the energy transition lays the foundation for sustainable economic development, social inclusion, energy security, health improvement, employment opportunities and other social benefits. Equity and inclusion are necessary to realize these possibilities. She ended her remarks by looking forward to all parties working together to make full use of the advantages of information, technology and resources to further deepen cooperation in the field of energy transition, and further explore new opportunities in the field of energy transition, so as to jointly contribute to the sustainable development of the world, especially of the Global South. The venue of the panel discussion The conference was hosted by the China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDA). For more about the sub-forum, please see 全球共享发展行动论坛第二届高级别会议"能源转型与可持续发展"分论坛在京举行.