📅 13 December 2022 🕐 10:00 – 16:00 Indochina Time / Bangkok
The Expert Working Group (EWG) on SDG7 was established by ESCAP at the inaugural meeting, organized on 14 December 2017 in Bangkok. Subsequently, EWG – SDG 7 meetings were organized on specific topics related to SDG 7.
In 2022, ESCAP will organize the Seventh Meeting of the Expert Working Group on Universal Access to Modern Energy Services, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, and Cleaner Use of Fossil Fuels (EWG-SDG7).
The seventh session of EWG-SDG7 will be composed of two sessions as follows:
- Session 1: Progress in developing national SDG 7 Roadmaps and opportunities for further support. This session aims to update member States on the progress of SDG7 roadmap development. Experts from participating countries will have a chance to share lessons learned as well as discuss the applicability of the analysis to support other plans, including the potential to undertake net zero carbon emission planning and integration of national energy security and resilience planning considerations.
- Session 2: Development of National Cooling Action Plans for Asia-Pacific countries. The session aims to update member States on the secretariat’s ongoing support to countries to develop National Cooling Action Plans (NCAPs) utilizing a methodology jointly developed by ESCAP and UNEP. NCAPs are an important tool for enabling countries to identify action pathways to reduce cooling-related energy demand, and to integrate energy efficiency and the transition to low Global Warming Potential refrigerants across cooling subsectors, while also increasing access to sustainable cooling solutions. Experts will review and discuss the strategic direction of this work, and the potential to develop NCAPs in additional countries.