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Energy is at the heart of most critical economic, environmental and development issues facing the world today. Clean, efficient, affordable and reliable services are indispensable for global prosperity and can also lead to a sustainable future for all with multiple co-benefits for development, human health, environment and climate change.

The decisions we take today on how we produce, consume, and distribute energy will profoundly influence our ability to eradicate poverty, support development opportunities and respond effectively to climate change. Addressing these challenges is beyond the sole reach of governments, it will take the active engagement of all sectors of society including local communities, civil society and the private sector.