Francesco Starace, CEO and General Manager of Enel, was a speaker at this year’s annual Forum of Sustainable Energy for All in New York. The event gathered over a thousand senior representatives of governments, companies, and international organizations.
The aim of the forum was to discuss and identify new ideas and opportunities for action and innovation concerning the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) identified by the United Nations, in particular Goal 7 (affordable and clean energy).
Speaking at the event, Francesco Starace said: "I am very proud to announce today’s signing of our partnership agreement with Sustainable Energy for All through which we will work to support the UN Secretary General and SEforAll in enhancing efforts to enable further electrification and to ensure universal access to affordable, reliable, and modern energy services. This partnership will lay the ground for the creation of an SEforAll Electrification Accelerator to which Enel will contribute its expertise and drive the development of mini-grids, e-mobility, and the digitization of networks. We have made significant progress since committing to working on four of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set in 2015, carrying out projects that have transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Some of these projects have seen the creation of off-grid systems using hybrid solutions, the setting up of IT hubs in remote and poor areas to promote access to education, and recycling initiatives that offer consumers discounts on their electricity bills. Not to mention the constant work we have been doing in the fight against fuel poverty. We are strongly committed to continuing on this path and enabling social inclusion in order to facilitate access to electricity - a fundamental right. "
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