Trends & Progress
energy in developing countries often faces technical, informational,
financial, and regulatory barriers. In pre-market conditions, as is the
case in many of the poorest countries and communities, these barriers can act
as an immediate setback.
these conditions, special attention is given to early market creation, through piloting
new business models, promoting productive uses of energy and providing business
development and incubation support. This support can lay the foundation for
an emerging, functioning energy market, and has the greatest potential for
poverty reduction and economic and human development.
- Main principle: Leaving no one behind
Leaving no one behind:
Energy for humanitarian response and sustainable development
broad coalition of governments, international organizations, businesses and
civil society groups on Monday joined forces at the United Nations to call for
and consider urgent action to address the substantial energy needs of refugees
and displaced people worldwide.
- The assembled organizations agreed that access to clean and sustainable energy
can transform broken lives, create empowering opportunities, and bridge the
humanitarian-development divide by improving livelihoods, food security and
nutrition, health, safety, education and the environment. At the event, the
leaders committed to develop new partnerships, to share information, and to
continue to meet to report on future progress on the integration of sustainable
energy solutions into humanitarian responses.