UN-Energy chair urges Asia to commit to 2030 targets

The chair of UN-Energy is urging Asia to boost people’s access to energy and use more renewables. Kandeh K. Yumkella, who is also Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development […]

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By Vicky Ellis

The chair of UN-Energy is urging Asia to boost people’s access to energy and use more renewables.

Kandeh K. Yumkella, who is also Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) last week called on countries across Asia to commit to achieving sustainable energy for all by the year 2030.

He told delegates at the 12th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit: “Industrialized countries must accelerate the transition to low-emission technologies. Developing countries, many of them growing rapidly and at large scale, have the opportunity to leapfrog conventional energy options and move directly to cleaner energy alternatives that will enhance economic and social development.”