The Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations (DESA) and the public-private hydroelectric plant Itaipu Binacional launched the Sustainable Water and Energy Solutions Network, which aims to boost the efforts of multiple stakeholders towards the use and management sustainable resources of water and energy. That more people have access to drinking water and clean energy.
The Network aims to strengthen the cooperation of stakeholders in the water and energy infrastructure to mitigate climate change. It will also enable cross-sectoral approaches, advocacy and knowledge management to promote SDG 6 (safe water and sanitation), SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy), SDG 16 (peace, justice and sound institutions) and SDG 13 (climate action) , as well as addressing interrelations with other SDGs, to accelerate progress towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Network, which was launched on the sidelines of the Climate Change Conference in Katowice, which met in Poland from December 2 to 14, also seeks to make the water and energy industries carbon neutral, and to show that sustainable management of natural resources benefits both companies and the environment. .
Speaking at the launch event, the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, Patricia Espinosa, said that “climate action and sustainable development are two sides of the same coin” and that the entire supply chain of water infrastructure / Energy must be neutral in carbon emissions.
Network partners will leverage their skills, share best practices and quality data on the links between water and energy and strengthen capacity development with a focus on planning, design, implementation and monitoring of sustainable policies and business models.
Source: SDG Knowledge Hub.