Background
The European Union pledged to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, and more than 110 countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, and the Republic of Korea have made similar pledges to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. China also pledged to become carbon-neutral by 2060.
Carbon neutrality = more economical + cleaner + safer energy structure. This goal will realize the world’s energy revolution. It will not only reshape the global energy structure, but also have a positive impact on the economy, bringing about the popularization and application of transformative digital and intelligent technologies in all relevant sectors. From a larger perspective, the carbon-neutral transformation in the energy sector is also a microcosm of the energy sector in the new wave of global technology.
Established in the context of near-unanimous support for climate action demonstrated by the ratification of the Paris Agreement by 189 Parties representing over 97% of all greenhouse gas emissions, the GSEO is an operational tool for action. Its design includes linkages to multilateral organizations focused on promoting clean energy and sustainable development as well as technical UN Agencies with sectoral competencies.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres emphasized: “The world is still far away from achieving the goals of clean energy in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.” The establishment of this organization will strive to achieve this goal.
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