European launch of the UN Year for Sustainable Energy for All
8 February 2012, Brussels
Energy for All Project Partners Practical Action and SEI, together with the UN (UN Foundation), co convened a high level event at the European Parliament in Brussels to mark the European Launch of the UN Year for Sustainable Energy for All.
The event aimed to highlight the key leadership role that the EU can play in supporting progress towards achieving the Universal Energy Access goals.
The event was hosted by Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs and sponsored by MEP Norbert Neuser and comprised three main elements:
• A high level panel with Commissioner Piebalgs and Dr. Kandeh K. Yumkella, Director General of UNIDO.
• A series of presentations from a panel of experts representing civil society, the private sector, the research community and the European Parliament.
• A Q&A session with the audience.
The event was extremely well attended (approximately 150 participants) and based on feedback from audience participants, panellists and co organizers, was deemed to be a great success and a high profile achievement for the Project Partners.
Please click here for the EC press release on the event.