Introduction

Sustainable development is the most urgent task of the highest priority in the international community. Energy is a core issue of sustainable development. Global energy interconnection (GEI) promises to be a far-reaching accelerator of SDGs, including in contributing to universal access to sustainable energy, easing resource constraint and environmental challenges, and combating climate change.

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) is committed to the implementation of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and guiding different countries around the world to meet their economic, social and environmental challenges. Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO) is dedicated to the development of global energy Interconnection (GEI), promoting green and low-carbon energy transformation worldwide, to ultimately contributing to the innovative, coordinated and sustainable development of human society.

The event aims to promote an enhanced understanding among participants of how to accelerate progress towards implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the GEI Action Plan developed by GEIDCO, and facilitate the development of GEI in different countries. Through joint efforts and cooperation, the meeting hopes to contribute to the realization of 17 SDGs set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Organizer

UN DESA

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) is part of the UN Secretariat, responsible for economic, social and environmental issues. Within the framework of the UN Development Agenda, UN DESA provides support for the UN General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council, and relevant committees and expert bodies. UN DESA promotes and supports international cooperation in pursuit of sustainable development for all, based on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and 17 Sustainable Development Goals(SDG).

GEIDCO

Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO) is an international organization among enterprises, organizations, research institutions and individuals who are dedicated to promoting the sustainable development of energy worldwide. The purpose of GEIDCO is to promote the establishment of a Global Energy Interconnection (GEI) system, to meet the global demand for electricity in a clean and green way, to implement the United Nations "Sustainable Energy for All" and climate change initiatives, and to serve the sustainable development of humanity.

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Liu Zhenya, Chairman of Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations Liu Zhenmin, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations for Economic and Social Affairs
Wu Xuan, Chief Operating Officer of GEIDCO Frederick Makamure Masiiwa Shava, Vice-President of the General Assembly, Permanent Representative of Zimbabwe to the United Nations Wu Haitao, Charge d'Affaires, Deputy Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations
Manuel Heitor, Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education of Portugal Cao Zhian, President of China Southern Power Grid Seleshi Bekele, Minister of Water, Irrigation and Electricity, Ethiopia
Thomas Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson of African Union Rainer Bomba, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Germany Cheng Wei, Founder and CEO of Didi, China
Eleni Theocharous, Chairwoman of the House Standing Committee on Environment and Health, European Parliament Elnar Remi Holmen, State Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Norway