IEA presents early WEO energy poverty analysis

22 September 2010

On 21 September 2010, IEA Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka has presented early results from the energy poverty chapter of the upcoming IEA World Energy Outlook 2010 at a dinner hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to promote universal energy access.

Mr. Tanaka joined the UN Secretary-General at the event along with Ethiopian President Meles Zenawi, Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade and Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann. The UN Headquarters event was hosted by the UN Foundation, UNDP and UNIDO, on the sidelines of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Summit. In April, the Secretary-General’s Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change called for a global campaign for universal access to modern energy services.

The goal of the event was to present the need for such a campaign and to support national targets, public-private partnerships, financing and policies and measures. 

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