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NL Energy Compact

Reliable energy supply is critical for our daily lives. We need it for our homes, education and work. And to ensure quality healthcare and to power industries. In developing countries, a reliable and affordable energy supply is essential for sustainable economic growth and to save millions of lives by preventing household air pollution. And yet, nearly 760 million people worldwide still lack access to electricity and nearly 2.6 billion lack clean cooking fuels or technologies.

Through the NL Energy Compact, the Netherlands reaffirms its commitment to support global action to increase an inclusive access to affordable, reliable, clean energy by 2030 (SDG7) and to achieve the net-zero climate goals by 2050. 

UN High-level dialogue on energy
By harnessing the power of collaboration between government, private sector, civil society, finance, knowledge institutions and youth, the Netherlands strives to accelerate action on the following themes:

  1. Increasing universal access to clean cooking
  2. Increasing universal access to electricity
  3. Funding clean energy through investment and finance
  4. Supporting displaced people due to conflicts, natural disasters, or climate change
  5. Empowering women and youth

The NL Energy Compact is built on individual commitment of the participants. The progress will be annually reviewed through an open dialogue, allowing us to scale up commitment, replicate successes, share learnings and respond to challenges.

The NL Energy Compact was drafted in September 2021 after the United Nations asked the Netherlands as Global Champion for the 2021 High Level Dialogue on Energy, to show its leadership on accelerating action on Sustainable Development Goal 7 affordable and clean energy (SDG7). By joining forces and sharing knowledge, we can help make the transition we need to see towards a sustainable world while leaving no-one behind.

Download the Energy Compact video from the NL Toolkit.

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    NL Energy Compact

    Accelerating SDG7 action in low and middle-income countries.
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    Energy Compact report

    On 13 and 14 June 2023, the members of the NL Energy Compact came together with the objective to investigate opportunities to further strengthen collaboration.

Get in touch and join us

Want to know more about how you can work together with the Netherlands to achieve your goals? Or how you can help contribute to or spread the word on campaigns, events and initiatives? Contact us directly at info@nlplatform.nl so we can help you connect to the right people.