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SETIS Magazine, 
October 2017
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SETIS Magazine

Could you give us your view on the outcomes of the second Mission Innovation (MI) Ministerial in Beijing? Did the gathering meet your expectations, were the meetings as productive as you would have liked and what in your view were they real cornerstone advancements made at this time?

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As Director of Policy, Jane Ebinger oversees the work of SEforALL’s global team on energy access, finance, gender and the evidence base underpinning our engagement partners and on activities that support the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goal on Energy (SDG 7).

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) works to accelerate sustainable deployment and use of all forms of renewable energy globally. Since its establishment in 2011, IRENA’s membership has grown include 180 members, including the states in accession phase and the European Union

Urban energy consumption generates about three-quarters of global carbon emissions. Cities play a crucial role in terms of energy and climate policy, offering potentially comprehensive opportunities for contributing to shifting energy consumption towards more sustainable pathways and creating local opportunities for investment and growth.

After the 2015 Paris Agreement, sustainability has become the foremost consideration and a driver of any future energy policy. Its importance has also significantly increased in the Energy Community. When the Energy Community was created back in 2005, the main purpose and approach – the export of European energy acquis to non-EU countries – was still built on an “old-school” understanding of energy policy, based essentially on market liberalization and security of supply.

Covering the entire energy mix except nuclear, EUROGIA stands as a unique tool in the European Research Area (ERA) which mostly embraces programmes for specific energy technologies.

In the vast continent of Africa with abundant indigenous energy sources and rapidly growing population, access to sustainable and affordable energy remains a challenge. Nearly 70% of the population in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) does not have access to electricity – approximately 621 million people.