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.
20 September 2014, Brussels - Tomorrow, the EU Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard will start a series of climate meetings in New York, where she will also attend the UN Climate Summit hosted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon on Tuesday, 23 September.
At the Climate Summit she will join President Barroso in calling on global leaders to step up their efforts in the fight against climate change and present their national contributions for the new global climate agreement to be reached in Paris next year.
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.