International Energy and Climate Initiative – Energy+
"The International Energy and Climate Initiative - Energy+ will support efforts to achieve universal access to sustainable energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in developing Partner countries by scaling up access to renewable energy sources and increasing energy efficiency. Energy+ will use public sources of finance in ways that will mobilize and incentivize commercial investments that lead to increased energy access and energy efficiency in developing Partner countries. Energy+ builds on the success and conceptual framework of REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation) and its phased approach.
The Prime Minister of Norway and the United Nations Secretary-General launched the Energy+ initiative at the “Energy for all – financing access for the poor” conference in Oslo on 10 October 2011.1 The United Nations has announced that 2012 will be the “International Year for Sustainable Energy for All” with the aim of providing universal access to modern energy services, doubling energy efficiency, and doubling the share of renewable energy in the world’s energy supply by 2030. Energy+ supports these goals."