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Ask Your Leaders “Why Are You Not Acting Now” on Sustainable Energy?

The world has made significant strides in sustainable energy, but it's simply not enough, urges Sustainable Energy for All CEO Rachel Kyte.

By Rachel Kyte, CEO of Sustainable Energy for All

*Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation

Sustainable energy provides many answers to our global challenges. From functioning clinics and heated schools, to buildings that give back energy to the system and cars that run on clean electricity, to new industrial hubs and cleaner air for the women who cook. Sustainable energy services allow us to build a brighter, cleaner future and to build that future for all.

In September 2015, the international community agreed the Sustainable Development Goals, a set of 17 universal goals that together aim to leave no one behind. Just three months later, we reached agreement on action to combat climate change in Paris. These goals need to be reached while we decarbonize our economies. At the heart of this future vision is an energy transition that will provide Sustainable Energy for All.

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