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Itaipu Directors to participate in United Nation’s SEforALL Forum
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31/03/2017
 
Itaipu Binacional General Directors Luiz Fernando Vianna (Brazil) and James Spalding (Paraguay), will participate next week in the Sustainable Energy for All Forum – SEforALL. The event will be held in New York from April 3 to April 5 and will host over 1,000 high-level representatives of governments, businesses, civil society and international organizations.
 
With the theme "Going Further, Faster – Together", the Forum will be a place to facilitate exchange, investments and partnerships to assist in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number seven, which is to ensure access to affordable, reliable and clean energy for everyone.
 
Representatives from different parts of the globe will share their experiences and results with that goal, Itaipu among them. The company, besides being the world's largest producer of clean and renewable energy (103.1 million MWh produced in 2016) stimulates the development of other energy sources, such as biogas, in its area of influence.
 
The binational’s presence in the event also includes the participation of the Paraguayan General Director on the first day of debates (Monday, 3rd), called "Productivity matters - Putting energy efficiency first”. James Spalding will speak during the Panel "Deep dive – the good utility”, which will feature a discussion between energy business leaders about how they have achieved advances in productivity and points that still need to be developed.
 
The event will also host the release of the third edition of the Global Tracking Framework, a publication that contains statistics about the worldwide progress towards universal access to energy services. Per the goals established by the UN, the countries need to double the contribution of renewable energy sources as well as double the rate of energy efficiency by 2030.
 
The directors will also have bilateral meetings with representatives of UN-related bodies, in particular, Juwang Zhu, Director of Sustainable Development, and Iván Vera, Chief of Water, Energy, and Capacity Development, both of whom work for the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA).
 
For more information, check the event's website: seforallforum.org