In an era marked by unprecedented global challenges, from climate change to resource
scarcity, energy has emerged as the critical lever that can either propel humanity toward
a sustainable future or entrench us in the perils of environmental degradation and social
insecurity. At the mid-point of the 2030 Agenda, as we stand at this critical juncture, we are delighted to introduce the Energy Compacts Annual Progress Report 2023, a testament to our collective determination to shape a brighter tomorrow.
As you will read in this report, the Energy Compact community has demonstrated unwavering commitment in responding to the UN Secretary-General’s urgent call for accelerated action on the ground by implementing initiatives that offer a glimpse into a future with universal, affordable and sustainable energy alongside a clean energy transition for all.
This report, issued in support of the SDG Summit 2023, is more than just a compendium of facts and figures; it is a clarion call to action, urging Member States, the private sector, and multistakeholder coalitions to go further and faster toward addressing the pressing energy challenges of our time.
Our commitment to a clean energy future is not just a promise; it is based on actions that we must make here and now to help advance climate and development goals.
Thank you for joining us on this transformative journey.
Administrator of UNDP; Co-Chair, UN-Energy
Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All; Co-Chair, UN-Energy