Energy is a basic human right, says Schneider Electric at Sustainable Energy for All Forum By Zulkarnain/ Updated On Thu, May 17th, 2018 The agenda was to share the latest evidence of progress on SDGH7 and scalable innovations in providing energy efficiency around the world. Schneider Electric, a digital transformation of energy management and automation, recently participated in the Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Forum in Lisbon. The theme of the forum was “leaving No One Behind”. The participants include 750 high-level representatives from government, business, civil society and international organizations. The agenda was to share the latest evidence of progress on SDGH7 and scalable innovations in providing energy efficiency around the world. “We believe Access to Energy is a basic human right, and it must be addressed through a multi-stakeholder approach. As such Schneider Electric contributes with technical solutions, but also with a social approach that combines Vocational training, Entrepreneurship and Impact investing,” said Gilles Vermot Desroches, Chief Sustainability Officer of Schneider Electric and General Delegate of Schneider Electric Foundation. A report that analyses the progress in three key area, government regulation, financing and technology that opened doors to accelerate rural electrification was also unveiled by the Schneider Electric at the SEforALL forum. According to the company, since 2009, 20+ million people have benefited from its Access to Energy offer and the company already trained 148,145 people and supported more than 1,000 entrepreneurs in the energy sector with the aim of helping local communities acquire the key skills they need to sustainably develop access to energy. By 2025, Schneider Electric commits to facilitate access to energy to 50 million underprivileged people using their low carbon solutions, to train 1,000,000 underprivileged people in energy management, and to support 10,000 entrepreneurs in underprivileged countries, said a Schneider release. In India, Schneider Electric has provided Access to Electricity to 700,000 households, benefitting nearly 3.5 Million people. At the beginning of this year, Schneider Electric signed a four-year partnership with Sustainable Energy for All with the aim to contribute to accelerate progress towards the United Nation’s sustainable Development Goal 7 on Energy. Through this partnership, the company aims to help and develop and effectively implement four programs: “Building Efficiency Accelerator”, “Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator”, “People-Centered Accelerator” and the upcoming “Electrification Accelerator”, ensuring that the right resources are available. Tags: Chief Sustainability Officer of Schneider Electric, Energy Efficiency, Gilles Vermot Desroches, International, scalable innovations, Schneider Electric, SDGH7, SEforALL forum.