New York City, September 18 – The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) is pleased to announce a collaboration with the nongovernmental organization Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO) to promote global energy interconnection (GEI), a unified electricity network with worldwide reach. Through this partnership, GEIDCO and SDSN will combine efforts to meet global power demand with clean and green alternatives and become members of each other’s expert networks.
The networks have already begun collaborating at the Global Climate Action Summit where GEIDCO participated as a speaker in a special edition of the Low-Emissions Solutions Conference. At the event, GEIDCO met the leaders of SDSN’s Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project work to explore how the project’s national pathways could be used to promote GEI and help countries articulate their way forward to meet ambitious emission reduction goals.
SDSN and GEIDCO have a shared mission of promoting sustainable development. Both organizations will support and participate in each other’s major events, share research resources and findings, conduct joint research, and align GEI with global efforts to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
GEIDCO, headquartered in Beijing, China, is an international organization dedicated to promoting the sustainable development of energy worldwide. The purpose of GEIDCO is to promote the establishment of a GEI system, to meet the global demand for electricity in a clean and green way, and to implement the United Nations’“Sustainable Energy for All” initiatives. So far, GEIDCO has 445 members from 70 countries and regions, including energy and power enterprises, equipment manufacturing enterprises, project construction enterprises, research institutes, and universities and colleges, from Asia, Europe, Africa, North and South America, and Oceania.
The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has been operating since 2012 under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General. SDSN mobilizes global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement. We aim to accelerate joint learning and promote integrated approaches that address the interconnected economic, social, and environmental challenges confronting the world. SDSN works closely with United Nations agencies, multilateral financing institutions, the private sector, and civil society.