(3) Enabling SDGs through inclusive, just energy transitions - Stakeholders E-Consultation - Inputs High Level Dialogue on Energy (Responses)
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Name of OrganizationCountrySectorWhat are the three main challenges to maximizing the positive impacts of inclusive and just energy transitions on the achievement of the other SDGs?What are three concrete measures that should be taken by governments and stakeholders towards maximizing the positive impacts of inclusive and just energy transitions on the achievement of the other SDGs? Please, share one example of a concrete action that can be replicated/scaled up to maximizing the positive impacts of inclusive and just energy transitions on the achievement of the other SDGs.
GUANGGU INC.ChinaBusiness & Industry1. Regional economic development is not balanced, poor areas lack economic strength,
2. Lack of relevant technical personnel training and guidance, especially the proportion of female technical personnel is very low,
3. Young people's enthusiasm for sustainable development has not been fully tapped,
Economic aid from developed countries or from NGOs,
International exchange, select excellent engineers to carry out online and local technical training,
Local governments have been involved, acknowledging their support for young people's entrepreneurship and promising a certain percentage of policy support, such as start-up help, tax breaks and small loans
A Kenya start-up companies, is committed to the promotion and popularization of household lighting system, because the proportion of female engineers of this company is more, when teaching conduct propaganda between cities and the lack of common sense of security, lack of money at the same time, the local government joint security department, is responsible for the activities of peripheral security, and relates to a Chinese venture capital company, completed the two investment, eventually helped more than 60000 families in 2 years.
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Jogas Merchants LimitedKenyaWe are working to just energy transition. Be blessed, thanks for opportunity. We believe that energy transition is key to solving most of other SDGs by looking at how the goals are interconnected you find that moving from energy sources affecting humans & animals thus leaving devastated effects on environment is not acceptable no matter the economic growth it will create. Now that humans share information about almost everything it's best we caution world resources well with dignity as our support structures letting us afford life in this planet Earth 🌍.First we should increase energy access from source by sending wind & solar system to get everyone connected then work on scaling up through boasting Bio Diversity Restoration to effects global emergency. We can tap few world energy by taking advantage of monsoon season in Africa. We could collaborate cooperate to make big wind solar farms accross Africa monsoon to generate electricity. Thus could power Africa. We know just like the monsoon season was used to travel in the beging of civilization then on the same resources could be tapped to power Africa as part of #ClimateAction. It will also support the more the 60% of population who are youth by opening opportunities of the Blue Economy. We know the potential of some old historic milestones that could be revised to double the world adaptation, mitigation efforts as we proceed working to raise ambition for sustainable development.
The Voluntary Team for Humanitarian Action EGYPT Non-Governmental Organization1. Ensuring universal access to affordable, reliable and sustainable modern energy services
2. A significant increase in the share of renewable energy in the global energy resource group
3. Doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency
Good use of the potential of the present, by preserving the existing amount of energy, using it well and preventing waste in it. Participation between the private and public sectors in the field of investments in new energy must be activated. Governments must activate effective participation and means of acquiring and exchanging experiences with relevant countries in the field of new energy

2- Any step to succeed requires good planning. Therefore, governments must enact laws and pass legislation that improves the use and development of production in the field of renewable energy, provides the appropriate investment climate and promulgates local legislations that attract local investors who are reluctant in the field of renewable energy.

3- Supporting and financing scientific research operations and providing the necessary capabilities for that in the field of energy, providing the qualified human element and spending on its training generously in order to create an efficient work element that is the pioneer of the process of development and improvement.
An example that can be repeated .. Development of an existing project for us to extend homes and factories with electricity through a device for converting light waves into electricity. We demand the development and development of this research and experimental project as a model for converting light waves in the atmosphere into an electric spectrum.
They can be used in homes by developing cells that absorb these waves, similar to solar cells that absorb the sun's heat..and we have this innovation and it can be presented as a model for generating electricity at home from light waves, and we want to support this project financially so that it is available to everyone.
World Benchmarking AllianceUnited StatesNon-Governmental OrganizationThe private sector has a key role to play in facilitating the shift towards a low-carbon world in a way that leaves no one behind. 100 active fossil fuel producers have been linked to 71% of industrial greenhouse gas emissions since 1988. Moreover, an estimated 28.4 million people work in, or work in support of, the energy sector and a further 1.4 billion workers have been identified as employed in sectors critical to climate stability. One challenge in this regard is ensuring the private sector works in tandem with communities, workers, unions and policymakers to ensure no one is left behind - including across their supply chains - and is transparent in doing so. A second challenge is an apparent disconnect between company performance on human rights and climate, suggesting many still consider climate and human rights issues separately, even as they are increasingly recognised as interconnected. According to a World Benchmarking Alliance analysis of 30 companies in the automotive sector, almost no correlation could be found between the companies’ relative performance on either the WBA Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) and Climate and Energy benchmark (CEB), suggesting a disconnect between the companies’ disclosures as well as their actions on climate and human rights issues. A third challenge is the need for metrics and assessments that can assess how the world’s most influential companies in this space are contributing to a just transition that leaves no one behind.First, governments should pursue regulatory frameworks that support transparency and disclosure from high-emitting companies aligned with a just transition and leaving no one behind and the SDGs. Second, benchmarking keystone companies in high-emitting sectors on their contribution to a just transition in publicly available and free outputs will be an impactful addition to the landscape and that the proposed topics appear broadly relevant. Unions and civil society can use the transparency provided by these assessments to hold companies accountable, and governments can use them as evidence to inform policy making for a just transition. Additionally, investors and the companies themselves will be able to use the assessments as a roadmap to move towards leaving no one behind in the transition towards a low-carbon economy and creating a “race to the top.” Third, high-emitting businesses should take proactive and concrete steps to ensure policies and practices encompassing a just transition reach their supply chains. For example, a key area of weakness for the Automotive sector in WBA’s Corporate Human Rights and Climate & Energy benchmarks is supply chain management. The CHRB found that 90% of automotive companies assessed failed to set core expectations through contractual arrangements with suppliers for risks such as forced and child labour. Similarly, in the CEB, more than half of the companies showed no evidence of driving emissions reductions throughout their supply chain. WBA will assess 450 companies by 2023 on their contribution to a just transition by assessing their alignment with the Paris Agreement alongside their approach to addressing the social challenges of a low-carbon transition. The assessments will be the first of their kind, public and free rankings of some of the world’s most influential companies in high-emitting sectors (auto manufacturing, electric utilities, oil & gas, transport, real estate, cement, metals & mining, and heavy machinery sectors). They will examine what companies are doing to minimise negative impacts on workers, communities and the most vulnerable, as they work towards their low-carbon goals.  The rankings will inform just transition efforts at COP26 and beyond.
Stockholm Environment InstituteSwedenScience & Technological Community1) Limited institutional and financial capacities. A transition requires the coordination of multiple actors and considerable financial resources. Countries with limited financial and institutional capacity need international support to achieve a just transition away from fossil fuels (LINK 1). It is essential to strengthen the financial and technical capacities of local authorities to anticipate and mitigate the wide range of effects from mine/industrial closure on economic development, public service delivery and the state of the environment, and to foster inclusive planning, as they often are left with the responsibility for the crafting and implementation of economic regeneration initiatives (LINK 2). 2) Clean up environmental damage and ensure that related costs are not transferred from the private to the public sector (LINK 3). This is essential for people’s and ecosystems’ health and for the development of alternative livelihoods. 3) Investment and diversification in regions that depend on fossil fuels production/fossil fuel power generation. It is crucial to diversify regional economies and subnational governments’ income streams, and to develop targeted re-training opportunities for workers and community members dependent on the extended value chain. Diversification efforts must actively provide opportunities to disadvantaged groups, and seek to remedy existing social inequalities (LINK 4).1) Promote fiscal reforms, particularly fossil fuel subsidy reform (LINK 5). Policies that promote or maintain carbon lock-in should end. This frees up more government revenue to support transition planning, and to roll out policies, investments and financial support measures for affected communities. Fiscal policy reform should also ensure the maintenance of public income and resources, and guarantee the provision of key services in affected areas, especially attentive to the most vulnerable.
2) Strengthen regulatory requirements and financial guarantees for mines and major industries in relation to site closure and environmental remediation responsibilities (LINK 6). This should be particularly attentive to the uneven distribution of environmental harms on vulnerable populations.
3) Finance universal and sustainable infrastructure (such as around transport, communication and education) that aids a wide range of beneficiaries (LINK 7). Focus on increasing connectivity between carbon-intensive regions and surrounding regions – particularly linking urban and rural areas. Seek opportunities to repurpose existing industrial infrastructure, where this might be an asset or magnet for new and small businesses with similar technical needs. All projects should contribute to strengthen human rights and gender equality.
South Africa has included measures to support a just transition in coal areas in a key electricity planning document (2019). Since 2019, the country has also been designing a financing mechanism, the Just Transition Transaction (LINK 8).
Community Based OrganizationPapua New GuineaIndigenous PeoplesCollaboration, strong commitment and financial inputWork towards greater achievement to see the real outcomeClean energy results in other sustainable approach in other areas. For example, fuel from sustainable energy discourage local community to look for firewood which may then if not will cause trees to be cut for wood for fuel.
University of SheffieldUnited KingdomEducation & Academic Entities- Role of the private sector. Focusing on the private sector delivering energy access has led to communities and households being left behind, as the private sector focusses on those most able to pay, rather than those most in need. This is shown through minigrid tariffs being 10-60 times higher than grid tariffs, and households paying over 10% of their income for just light and phone charging.
- Lack of participation in decision making. The needs of communities are not adequately taken into consideration at national, local and project levels, leading to projects and policies that don't meet people's needs - especially vulnerable groups who are further marginalised.
- Increase in funding for energy access
- Meaningful participation of communities and vulnerable groups
Solar minigrids have great potential to deliver energy access, particularly in rural areas where it would be more costly to extend the grid. However, by leaving this to the private sector projects are designed for economic benefit, rather than social benefit.
Eindhoven University of Technologythe NetherlandsScience & Technological CommunitySolar technologies promise to provide clean energy to the poorest populations. Motivated by observations of low-quality products in the solar home system market, we analyzed the role of product quality in the transition to cleaner energy technologies in developing countries. Our systematic empirical analysis of the Ugandan solar home system market reveals several market segments. Plug-and-play and full-service solar home systems offer relatively high quality, whereas component-based (unbranded) mix-and-match systems offer a low-quality, low cost alternative. In addition, we observed a ‘no quality’ product segment with junk and fake products. Our analysis shows that neither high-quality nor low-quality solar products offer a win-win situation if we are to achieve “access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all” (SDG 7). Rather they are complementary as low-quality products may enhance a swift and inclusive transition, whereas high-quality products offer more reliable and higher quality energy access. Our field observation calls for reconsideration of the current development approaches that focus only high-quality products to achieve the SDG 7 and seeks to protect markets from low-quality products. More interaction between the different market segments is key to realize the promise of solar home systems for low income populations.We see opportunities in more active engagement with the mix-and-match segment and enhancing learning processes to increase the performance of the low-end market. LINK
European University ViadrinaGermanyEducation & Academic Entities1) A lack of a clear understanding of the main components of inclusive and just energy transitions; 2) A lack of political awareness for the importance of social inclusion and 3) a lack of policy makers' knowledge regarding mecanisms and tools to achieve the social dimension of energy transitions. In the European Union the main challenge consits of bringing together issues of social, economic and energy policy within the just transition framework. 1) Enable vulnerable and lower middle class households to participate in the energy transition by default citizen participation in a public green transition fund 2) Implement a framework for distributing energy transition costs and burdens equally accross society (with an emphasis on distributing system costs fairly) 3) Reallocate all fossil and nuclear fuel subsidies to decentral citizen-lead renewable energy production through the green transition fundConsumer Stock Ownership Plans can function as a participation vehicle for vulnerable households to enable them to participate in the energy transition through co-ownership without the need to provide up-front capital. LINK
SEWAIndiaWorkers & Trade UnionsThe main challenges for women of informal sector in India in just energy transitions are 1) design programme for women entrepreneur's energy access 2) developing SDG linked fund for support to women's energy transaction needs 3) need an cost benefit analysis of clean energy and current energy for women family farmers and design prg for clean energy transaction for women family farmers 1) form SDG led energy fund for women family farmers for informal sector 2) develop a product for clean energy transition for energy needs of agriculture 3) progrmmes for capacity building of women leaders in be entreprenures, market players to develop eco system to create energy demand SEWA initiated the Hariyali (Green Energy) Campaign where solar pumps were introduced to farmers shifting from diesel pumps. SEWA organizes them and offered financial and technical training and facilitates with credit linkages at lower interest rates and repayment terms as per their work cycle to adopt renewable energy solutions. Till date, 1300 solar pumps have been installed which have the capacity of reducing carbon emission by 35,385 tons annually. The solar pumps help save 10.5-14 US $ per day, improving Agariyas income significantly. SEWA also supports Agariyas with market linkages, helping them bargain for a better price directly with large buyers and salt factories, bypassing the middlemen and traders, through strengthened collectives.
Let There Be Light InternationalUnited StatesNon-Governmental OrganizationThe 3 main challenges are: low levels of cross-sectoral cooperation and funding especially in the health and education sectors; energy access is too frequently measured by connections rather than an enabling environment for affordability; subsidies for fossil fuel industries.1) Energy access should be included in social safety net programming. 2) Energy access as a preventative health measure should be quantified and valued. 3) Fossil fuel subsidies should be phased outLet There Be Light International (LINK) funds a scalable maternal and infant health project (SDG3) called Safe Births + Healthy Homes (LINK 2) at rural health clinics in Uganda. Knock-on SDG impacts include: increased household economic stability, (SDG1); increased rates of bednet usage after eliminating dangerous open-flamed kerosene lamps and candles and decreased rates of Malaria (SDG3); women's empowerment as women own the solar lights after delivering at a solar-electrified clinics, (SDG5); productive use (SDG8); and education (SDG4).
EliteSDGs Business Consulting PerúEducation & Academic EntitiesConscientization al human capital in the SDGs para achieve the Agenda 2030
Global collaboration in strategic alliances in achieve the economic, social, cultural and environmental.
Interconnection of the SDGs to determine the positive impact and the negative impact.
Conscientization al human capital in the SDGs para achieve the Agenda 2030
Global collaboration in strategic alliances in achieve the economic, social, cultural and environmental.
Interconnection of the SDGs to determine the positive impact and the negative impact.
Schools and University with renewable energies, in colleges and universities paper is used in classes, we can make a positive impact of using acrylic boards (is personal or with groups of 6 to 7 students) in open places such as in the patio or recreation courts, there we save the paper and reduce energy and we maintain the distance in times of COVID19, less paper used of the which the higher part to waste, but that utility that we are going to have is buying solar panels and it is durable in time and we collaborate with the environment. (SDGs7, SDGs4, SDGs3, SDGs11, SDGs13, SDGs17, #SDGs6 ,#SDGs15 #SDGs14) and more more
Senior technical Advisor ENERGIAIndiaNon-Governmental OrganizationThe siloed nature of interventions, where energy sector practitioners most focus on the energy sector only, including an absence of concrete forums/platforms for intersectoral discussions and action
Women and girls disproportionately bear the burden of energy poverty because of gender norms and traditions, hindering equal access to modern energy services. They face significant health and safety risks from household air pollution, from carrying heavy fuel loads, and from the lack of lighting. Men and women have different energy needs and capacities to access energy services and appliances. This is a consequence of societal gender norms, and differences in responsibilities and opportunities. We need to create a gender-responsive energy sector that enables women and men to equally benefit from energy services, and supports their socioeconomic potential. Universal energy access targets are unlikely to be met unless energy policies are aligned to women’s as well as men’s energy needs, their assets, skills, limitations and capabilities, and existing gender norms. At the same time, women and their networks provide an excellent springboard for expanding energy access, especially at the last mile. Even though this has been demonstrated, it is yet to be scaled up.
Simple binary measurement in the progress of SDG7 goals in itself (access to electricity and clean cooking energy) will not lead to the true development goals that the UN would like to achieve by 2030.
Include energy access interventions as part of COVID response strategies, as countries gear to deal with it. Energy services can help the poor get back on their feet: investments in agriculture sector (small farms to access resources and appropriate technologies, rice milling, small threshers that will work on very small pieces of land), eco-systems and business models that will enable the poor to use them; investment in creating cold storages, investments in, firstly making available assets that the kids need to attend school (mobiles/ tabs) and energizing them. This must be ramped up urgently.
Support women's entrepreneurship in the energy sector on a large scale.
Access to clean cooking has fallen behind the population growth. This sector needs urgent attention
Since 2014, ENERGIA has been implementing its Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) program, which aims to empower women economically through supporting their energy enterprises in last mile communities. ENERGIA collaborates with (Centre for Rural Technology- Nepal (CRTN), Energy for Impact, Practical Action Eastern Africa and Solar Sister) , and wiht them, has supported over 5000 women entrepreneurs working in renewable energy businesses and in the productive use of energy. These entrepreneurs have created over 6,000 jobs for other women and young people. They have sold renewable energy products (such as fuel-efficient cookstoves, solar lanterns, solar home systems and biomass briquettes) to 3 million people who previously did not have adequate and affordable energy services.
Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)SwedenNon-Governmental Organization-The need for focus at global, national, and local levels on improved efficiency and sustainability in water, energy and agricultural sectors.

-As for agricultural efficency, we are seeing a significant global move away from a mainly starch-based diet to an increasing demand for more water-intensive meat and dairy as incomes grow in many countries.
-Water efficiency in the energy sector

-Irrigation efficiency is important, but also generally can lead to more production and more consumption overall which can have negative consequences for ecosystems.
-Sustainable hydropower to be added to “just energy” transitions, as hydropower has potential unjust consequences.
HEED (Coventry University, PA, and Scene)United KingdomEducation & Academic Entities1. Despite the growing use of solar interventions in refugee camps, long term sustainability of systems is an issue due to lack of investment in refugees obtaining skills and training on new technologies to maintain the systems (SDG4/8). While refugee rights, or lack of rights, to economic opportunities restrict employment options, this further increases inequality between displaced people and host communities (SDG8/10).

2. By focusing on improving lighting and cookstoves as a ‘women’s problem’, discussions around energy and gender in the displaced setting have essentialised women representing refugee women and girls as passive rather than agential actors (SDG5). There is also limited consultation of displaced women and girls at the design stage on the most appropriate technologies to address their energy needs and aspirations (SDG9).

3. Humanitarian agencies have centred on short-time energy solutions in camps that position refugee camps as temporary structures. Yet, the average time refugees spend in camps is 18 years. Community ownership of energy systems and the sharing of benefits between refugees and host communities could be one long-term solution integration but are not currently the norm in refugee camp-based settings (SDG8/11). Instead, existing governance struggles to accommodate the cultural and political complexity of providing energy in the displaced setting. ​
1. Invest in upskilling refugees to support the sustainability of renewable energy interventions. Consider what maintenance tasks can be accomplished by camp residents and how private sector partnerships can deliver training that can contribute to the longevity of the energy installations. In tandem with the right to work, these skills may become transferable in other employment settings. As they gain experiences working with new technologies, these skills could see displaced people becoming prosumers, using and producing clean energy.
2. Energy solutions should not only recognise unequal practices for women as service users but also provide opportunities for women to be designers and suppliers of energy services. In camps, energy stakeholders (including manufacturers, suppliers and NGO’s) should offer a more comprehensive package of support aimed at engaging women and young girls with new energy technologies: business mentoring and skills; access to finance; access to appliances; market linkages; and apprenticeships.
3.Develop ownership models in camps that centre on the management of energy systems as community assets. These ownership models should be informed by robust, data-based humanitarian energy design protocols centred around displaced community knowledge to build robust demand patterns ahead of system design. These protocols aid energy manufacturers and suppliers to identify how to provide long term energy management and control systems to ensure optimal use.
Introduce models of shared community energy assets that can move refugees towards becoming prosumers. Before deploying energy interventions, HEED (LINK). engaged communities to co-design energy systems with new technologies. These sessions that draw refugees, private sector and local governance together on how to resolve issues of liability, addressed gaps in skills and feasibility of multi-tiered ownership. Two years on, reports sent back from the camp show the energy installations are healthy, undamaged, flexible systems and still being managed as a common pool resource.
ICLEI AfricaSouth AfricaNon-Governmental Organization1. Most African countries are at the point where they are still endeavouring to meet 100% access to energy and the decision is mostly made based on cost, and not necessarily on other factors such as inclusiveness.
2. Lack of ambitious targets and clear signals from governments.
3. Access to finance - this extends to both the availability of finance locally and nationally as well as an understanding of how to access and the capacity to access international finance.
1. Introduce policies and enabling conditions that promote and enable the implementation of renewable energy and other clean energy technologies.
2. National just energy transition plans/strategies should be developed where needed.
3. National and local government should engage and build partnerships with the private sector to understand what technologies and working with the private sector on enabling the implementation of energy transition opportunities.
ICLEI, globally, leads the 100% Renewables Cities and Regions Network which helps cities and regions develop roadmaps and implementation mechanisms for a just and inclusive transition towards 100% Renewables. ICLEI Africa is implementing the 100% RE project in Kenya and Uganda, working with local and regional governments in the network to accelerate the global renewable energy transition by making commitments to 100 percent renewable energy and driving uptake in their territories. There is potential to up and out scale this work across the African continent and globally.
BirdLife InternationalUnited KingdomNon-Governmental Organization1) Natures role safeguarded: The necessary rapid, large-scale development and deployment of sustainable energy must avoid both harm to biodiversity and the provision of nature-based solutions to climate change (SDG 14 and 15). If planned incorrectly and located in the wrong place or without appropriate safeguards, these projects can have significant detrimental impacts on key areas for biodiversity and wider contributions to people that nature provides. It is critical that energy transitions are inclusive, just and nature-friendly.
2) Global representation and involvement: Renewable energy is expanding at pace around the world, yet the vast majority of research and development (e.g. guidance, tools, best-practice) has been conducted/applied in Europe and North America. This reflects the setting, approaches, specifications and legislative frameworks common to those regions, however may not always be appropriate for other regions, such as emerging markets.
3) Capacity, awareness and engagement: Significant resource mobilisation, capacity development and awareness raising is required across a range of stakeholders and countries. There is currently limited knowledge exchange between key stakeholder groups and key technical areas (e.g. on biodiversity), with a lack of collaboration and support. A limited group of stakeholders take decisions without considering wider opportunities or requirements for engagement and collaboration with all interested and affected parties.
1) Coordinated action: Develop and encourage multi-stakeholder, multi-national, cross-convention and cross-government collaboration, to streamline and fast-track common legislation, standards, guidance and tools that can be used to implement and report to multiple processes. Coordinated efforts must deliver linkages across the wider sustainable development agenda, also adding nature related items (SDG 14 and 15) to existing SDG focuses. An energy transition needs to meet multiple international commitments via coherent and coordinated action (e.g. 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UNFCCC, post-2020 global biodiversity framework).
2) Green recovery: Global recovery measures from COVID-19 should target a green, equitable and resilient future, which consider the role of multi-scale stakeholder groups. Renewable energy can help revitalise the economy by generating green jobs, ensuring energy security, improving clean air and strengthening resilience. However, a renewable energy led green recovery must also be nature friendly and ensure appropriate safeguards are in place.
3) Capacity building: Increase in the capacity of government, industry and civil society to improve and demonstrate the business case for social and environmental safeguards, by making information and guidance available and developing skills in key areas (e.g. research, strategic planning, assessment, tool innovation, design and monitoring), to match current high levels of investment in the sector.
The tools and knowledge to help appropriately plan, site and operate renewables in a nature-friendly manner is available. The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) Energy Task Force (ETF) is a multi-stakeholder platform that works towards reconciling energy developments with the conservation of migratory species (LINK). The ETF brings together governments (across disciplines), MEAs, investors, the private sector and NGOs with an aim of avoiding and minimizing the negative impacts of energy developments on biodiversity, via innovative and responsible renewable energy solutions and the achievement of SDGs 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, and 15.
Grameen shaktiBangladeshNon-Governmental Organization1) Women suffers more due to IAP arises from dirty conventional cooking
2) Participation for women are not conducive in energy sector
3) absence of proper infrastructure to support clean energy
1) Priorities clean cooking, institute cross-sector initiatives, like Health and Energy sector
2) Gender centric initiative to promote women participation.
3) To dissimilate clean energy technologies, proper infrastructure even at the end mile of the country needs to be developed.
Grameen Shakti in Bangladesh created the biggest group of beneficiaries of Solar Energy though installation of staggering 1.8 million solar home system. however, ensuring proper service and maintenance of the SHS in the remotest corner had been a tough challenge. to cope with this Grameen Shakti established “Grameen Technology Centre” or GTC. GTC particularly focused on training women thus allowing them to develop their skills as technicians. After undergoing the training, they operate independently or as GS certified technicians who market, install, repair and maintain SHSs for rural customers. They are also trained to produce SHS accessories locally. Another objective of GTC was the training of the Solar Home System owner so that they can troubleshoot their own system.
Centro para la Autonomía y Desarrollo de los Pueblos Indígenas NicaraguaIndigenous Peoples1. A generalized view that the energy transition should only include private companies, leaving aside local organizations and indigenous peoples.
2. Limited collaboration between States and local actors, such as Indigenous Peoples.
3. Lack of a broader vision, where SDG 7 is interrelated with other SDGs such as education, health, production and others, limiting the scope and real impacts.
1. Broader actions and programs where States and private companies take into consideration the vision and proposals of Indigenous Peoples and other local communities. Always taking as a baseline the rights-based approach, and the principles of do no harm and above all do good. This can be achieved through specific policies/chapters in policies where the vision and actions for indigenous territories are included.
2. Policy makers to understand the interrelationship between all the SDGs, in a holistic manner and not see each as a silo and limit policy action.
3. Local capacity building and finding synergies between indigenous and modern knowledge is paramount.
The Renewal Energy Partnership (REP) is an open multi-stakeholder partnership led by indigenous peoples. It is underpinned by a rights-based approach to renewable energy development, empowerment of indigenous women and communities, and equitable benefit sharing. Its goal is to provide renewable energy to 50 million indigenous peoples worldwide by 2030. The Alliance offers an ideal solution for people and planet through its contributions to achieving sustainable development that integrates actions to combat climate change (Goal 10); end poverty and hunger (Goals 1 and 2); women's empowerment (Goal 5); decent work and economic growth (Goal 8); protection of forests and biodiversity (Goal 15); and access to modern energy (Goal 7), among numerous other benefits.