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Barbados to host next Sustainable Energy for All Global Forum in June 2024

Landmark gathering on sustainable energy will be held in the Caribbean for the first time and will aim to spark action on a just and equitable energy transition

The 2024 Sustainable Energy for All Global Forum will be held in Bridgetown,  Barbados from 4-6 June, co-hosted by Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and the Government of Barbados, led by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley.

The SEforALL Global Forum has become the landmark global gathering to drive faster, broader progress towards universal access to sustainable energy as laid out in UN Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7). It is a platform for government, business and finance leaders, entrepreneurs, and youth and community representatives from around the world to come together to broker new partnerships, spur new investment and address emerging challenges.

The 2024 event will give particular focus to the imperative for a just and equitable energy transition that delivers climate progress while forging development opportunities for low- and middle-income countries by improving energy access.

It will build on the Bridgetown Initiative, started by Prime Minister Mottley, to review how we can reform development finance to mobilize sufficient funds, on the right terms, for equitable and sustainable development.

This will be the sixth Global Forum convened by SEforALL, an international organization dedicated to ending energy poverty and fighting climate change. In 2022 the event was held in Rwanda and convened more than 1,300 delegates in person from 116 countries, with more than 3,000 participants online.

Prominent speakers at the 2022 edition included H.E. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda; Michael R. Bloomberg, UN Special Envoy for Climate Ambition and Solutions, and Founder, Bloomberg LP & Bloomberg Philanthropies; and Hon. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations.

More information on the SEforALL Global Forum is available here.