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“In 2015, heads of state and government leaders, UN high level officials and prominent representatives of the civil society participated in a historical event – approval of new sustainable development goals as part of the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly. As a matter of fact, the countries have developed a new, all-purpose agenda for sustainable development based on 17 ambitious goals to be achieved until 2030.
Three out of seventeen UN Sustainable Development Goals, namely Goal 7 "Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all", Goal 13 "Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts" and Goal 4 "Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning", represent the basis for competence of the International Sustainable Energy Development Centre under the auspices of UNESCO, and our Centre aims to make its feasible contribution to achievement of these SDGs.
Sustainable energy development is one of the key conditions for stable growth of the global economy. The keys to the global prosperity and sustainable development lie in clean, efficient, affordable and reliable energy services along with accelerating efforts aimed at prevention of climate change and negative consequences of climate changes, as well as development and strengthening of human capacity building. Our Centre will continue to actively engage its expertise aimed at cooperation in solving these problems”.

Vladimir Kalamanov,
Deputy Chairman of the Governing Board of ISEDC

Sustainable energy development is one of the most important conditions for world economic growth. Russia plays an active part in implementation of principles of global energy security and energy efficiency, and contributes to the goal of overcoming current and future challenges in the world energy market.

The issues of energy efficiency, energy saving, use of alternative and renewable energy sources are among the most discussed by the international community. This subject is very topical for the UN system, which led to increased interest in this topic by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its decision to cooperate with Russia in the field of sustainable energy development. One of the milestones of this cooperation was the foundation of the International Centre with the main purpose of conducting independent research and analysis, and information exchange in the field of energy.

According to the recommendation of the 176th session of the Executive Council, UNESCO General Conference at its 34th session in Paris adopted a resolution which approved the foundation of the International Sustainable Energy Development Centre under the auspices of UNESCO in Moscow. On September 5, 2008 Mr. Matsuura, Director General of UNESCO, signed an official Agreement with Government of the Russian Federation.

The Centre was founded as an international platform for an active dialogue between stakeholders on a wide range of issues in energy field, for the benefit of global energy security and energy efficiency and as a guarantee of sustainable economic and social development in the world.

The Centre’s activity, which main aim is to address key sustainable energy development issues, is defined by its status of an international organization operating under the auspices of UNESCO.