GVEP has been active in promoting energy access for sustainable economic development and is supporting various initiatives to achieve universal energy access by 2030:
Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves: The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is a public-private initiative to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and combat climate change by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions. GVEP is an implementing partner of the Alliance and expects to play a significant role in helping to deliver the target of 100 million stoves.
SE4ALL: Sustainable Energy for All is a global initiative led by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon to achieve universal energy access, improve energy efficiency, and increase the use of renewable energy. The initiative is launched in recognition of the growing importance of energy for economic development and climate change mitigation.
It is intended to attract global attention and public and private commitments to meeting three objectives by 2030:
Ensuring universal access to modern energy services
Doubling the rate of improvement in energy efficiency
Doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix
Energy +: Headed by the Government of Norway, the International Climate and Energy Partnership – Energy + is an international energy and climate partnership in support of the UN Secretary-General’s initiative “Sustainable Energy for All”. The Partnership aims to ensure access to sustainable energy for all and avoid greenhouse gas emissions through the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency. The initiative recognises the key role of the private sector and GVEP’s contribution will be its unique perspective on how SMEs in developing countries can participate in this process.
IRENA: Mandated by 148 governments worldwide, The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) promotes the widespread and increased adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy. Acting as the global voice for renewable energies, IRENA facilitate access and share experiences on best practices and lessons learned regarding all relevant renewable energy information. This includes technical data, economic data, renewable resource data, policy frameworks, capacity-building projects, available finance mechanisms and renewable energy related energy efficiency measures. GVEP works with IRENA to exchange knowledge and disseminate information on renewable energy based solutions for energy access in developing countries and utilise possible areas of synergy in joint activities to optimize outcomes of both parties.
EU Africa Energy Partnership: This Partnership is a framework agreement for increased cooperation between European and African governments around energy access. As part of the civil society component, early next year NGOs, the private sector and researchers from across Europe and Africa will take part in a forum to present their reflections and recommendations on the energy access agenda to EU and African governments. GVEP participated in this forum. We hope it will impact on the EU’s response to the broader UN agenda.
ANDE: The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global knowledge sharing network of organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets. The network's members provide critical financing and business support services to small and growing businesses that create significant economic, environmental, and social impacts in developing countries.