The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is following the lead of the UN Secretary-General by contributing to inclusive and sustainable development and climate security. This is clearly reflected in the UNIDO mandate to achieve inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID). Providing inclusive, clean and sustainable energy solutions is a main ingredient of ISID. Against this backdrop, UNIDO’s Department of Energy has acquired a strong track record in helping partner countries to improve industrial energy efficiency, use renewable energy in industrial processes, deploy low carbon low emissions technologies, and implement smart and supportive policies.
UNIDO believes that strong partnerships and global forums are required in order to find common ground for addressing the challenges related to sustainable energy in the 2030 Development and the Climate Agendas, and to achieve tangible results on the ground. In this regard, organizing the VEF 2017 provides UNIDO with the opportunity to play an active role in creating a sustainable and inclusive future. The final reports of the previous conferences are available at www.viennaenergyforum.org.