Listen to music while browsing

Al Gore and Gisele Bundchen offer support for Sustainable Energy for All initiative (SE4ALL)

PHILADELPHIA– Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and Gisele Bundchen, Brazilian fashion icon and UN advocate join UNIDO Director General Kandeh Yumkella in a public service announcement to voice their support In an effort to underscore the importance of the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative (SE4ALL).

Launched by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative seeks to achieve three inter-linked global targets by 2030: universal access to modern energy services; the doubling of energy efficiency; and the doubling of the share of renewable energy in the world's energy mix.

Airing on CNN International, Gore, Bundchen and Yumkella point out that New York State alone uses more energy than all of sub-Saharan Africa. They also point out that nearly a billion and a half people lack access to electricity and nearly three billion who rely on traditional energy sources such as wood, coal, charcoal or animal waste inhale deadly fumes when cooking.

They also make the point that energy can transform economies, lives, continents and the planet, and emphasize that by supporting the new initiative the worlds has a historic chance to eliminate energy poverty. Energy, say Gore, Bundchen and Yumkella, can power development, women, progress and growth.

Last September, UN Secretary General Ban appointed Yumkella as SRSG & Chief Executive Officer of the initiative. “Now it is down to making sure commitments are transformed into kilowatt hours for the people, and to support governments to do for the energy sector what they did for mobile phones - deregulate or unbundle the sector and incentivize private sector participation,” said Yumkella.

World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim and Secretary-General Ban are co-chairs of the initiative's newly formed Advisory Board.

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen of Brazil is a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

PSA Announcement below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1VoPpLxlIk&feature=youtu.be

Disclaimer: "The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Modern Ghana. The contents of this article are of sole responsibility of the author(s). Modern Ghana will not be responsible or liable for any inaccurate or incorrect statements contained in this article." © Anthony Abdul Karim Kamara, Jnr..

Involving the youth in National Policies is a great deal.
By: George Sarfo Dwomoh

“sex Is My Satisfaction, Not Money’

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The ongoing ‘dumsor-tronics’ has succeeded in preventing me from staying out lat ...
read more »

Obituary: World-Class Wrestling Leg

Thursday, April 16, 2015

[I]Atumpan News Agency[/I] [B]The death of Nana Akua Pokuaa Sarkodie-Mensah (al ...
read more »

Is There A Ban On Employment In Bot

Thursday, April 9, 2015

[B]On the 20th of August 2013, Ms Benedicta Naana Biney, the then Director Gener ...
read more »

Mahama to hand over Presidency to N

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Who can beat him? Who can wrestle him to the ground? And who is this Icon of a m ...
read more »