23 September 2014, Brussels/New York - Today, European Commission President Barroso, Commissioner Hedegaard and Commissioner Piebalgs are attending the UN Secretary General's Climate Leaders' Summit.
In the morning, the President will participate in the opening ceremony of the UN Climate Summit. He will then deliver a speech at the Summit’s Plenary on National Action and Ambition Announcements, where he is expected to make an announcement regarding the EU contribution to the 2015 agreement and support for the Sustainable Energy for All and Climate Finance action areas.
22 September 2014, New York/United Nations - The cooperation among Sustainable Energy for All, the European Union and US Power Africa towards reducing by half the 1.3 billion “energy poor” people in the world is a significant milestone towards achieving universal energy access by 2030.
The EU has pledged an initial funding of 3 billion Euro to leverage between 15 billion and 30 billion Euro over the next six years, to address energy poverty.
19 September 2014, New York/Brussels – The annual meeting of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) brings together the leaders of almost every UN member state and leading figures from international organisations. This year, more than 120 heads of state and government are expected to attend. The European Union will be well represented at UNGA69 events throughout the week so that Europe's voice resonates strongly in discussions and decisions that affect the global community.