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Global SDG7 Conference: Norad hydropower side-event


Date: Wed, 02/21/2018 to Fri, 02/23/2018
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Type: Sector event

Event description

The Global SDG7 Conference is a preparatory meeting held from 21-23 February 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. The meeting, organised by UN ESCAP, will support the review of Sustainable Development Goal 7 at the UN High-level Political Forum in July 2018.

The meeting brings together stakeholders from governments, UN system and other international organisations, the private sector, and civil society, to discuss the integrated and cross-cutting nature of sustainable energy and its multiple roles in supporting the achievement of the SDGs.

This recognises the fundamental role of sustainable energy in achieving almost all of SDGs, from the eradication of poverty through advancements in health, education, water supply and industrialisation, to combating climate change.

Norad hydropower side-event 

The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) is hosting a side-event in Bangkok between 16:30-18:00 on 21 February 2018 entitled ‘Hydropower: part of the solution for sustainable development’.

The event at UN ESCAP headquarters will present hydropower as key to the future energy mix and provide examples of institutional cooperation between Norway and Myanmar and Nepal.

Speakers include: Norway’s State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Marianne Hagen; Norad Asssistant Director for Climate, Energy, Environment and Research Oernulf Stroem; and Myanmar Ministry of Electricity and Energy Assistant Director Pauk Kyaing Sahm.

For more information download the event flyer. 

More information

For more information on the Global SDG7 conference, please visit the organiser's website