Bangkok, Thailand ― From February 21 to 23, the Global SDG 7 Conference: a global preparatory meeting in support of the review of SDG 7 will be held at the 2018 UN High-level Political Forum.
After its progress in the Public Transport of Medellín (TPM) project granted Medellín a place between the finalist in the Energy Grant call (2016) , the city is invited to present its initiatives in sustainable energy in Bangkok, Thailand.
The event will be attended by first level leaders and there will be a panel for the finalists of the Energy Grant (2016) to present their initiatives in sustainable energy. “Medellín is the only city in Colombia that will be in this space. All other finalists are NGOs and companies dedicated to energy innovations,” said Carolina Franco, Knowledge Management Senior Professional at ACI Medellín.
In addition to the presentation at the Global Meeting, the mission includes the participation in two parallel events: Contribution of the work of the Energy Grant finalists to the implementation of the SDG7 and other SDGs and an exhibition called Transformation Towards Sustainable and Resilient Societies, these spaces will allow attendees to learn about Medellín’s experiences in complying with the SDG 2030 Agenda.
ACI Medellín will present the city’s initiatives which contribute to the implementation of the SDG 7 “Energy for all” such as: service coverage, electric mobility, thermal district and prepaid energy. The Agency also will talk about the challenges the city faces in this matter: affordability and the use of non-renewable energy mainly in transport.