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Shaping the Future of Energy

How can effective transition to a more sustainable, affordable, secure and inclusive energy system be enabled?
Energy is the lifeline of modern economic and human activity, with most consumed for mobility, by industry and in households. Yet, about 1.3 billion people lack access to affordable modern energy, impeding development. While energy enables economic development, it also contributes two-thirds of global greenhouse gas emissions and is, therefore, critical for tackling climate change. Once characterized by slow and steady change, the energy system is experiencing significant transformation at local, national and global levels, driven by a blend of innovation and major changes in policies and consumer demands.
 
The System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Energy aims to accelerate the development of the policies, private-sector action and public-private collaboration. These are required to achieve a sustainable, affordable, secure and inclusive energy future, which is essential for economic and social development.
 
Core Activities
The System Initiative Stewardship Board has identified four priorities:


  1. Providing a clear vision of the energy transition outcomes sought in different contexts and geographies

  2. Identifying and enabling the means required to reach these outcomes

  3. Contributing to the design and development of the policies, market systems and technology enablers that can effectively deliver required change

  4. Understanding and addressing the human impact of the energy transition

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