Delegates to the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) convened 18 July, 2017 to discuss the scope of renewable energy’s contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as outline key priorities for the 2018 HLPF, which will have an energy focus. Six specialists presented a broad spectrum of perspectives, from renewable energy leaders China and Germany, to emerging hubs like the UAE and developing countries Sri Lanka and Pakistan, as well as from the global standpoint of IRENA and the legal expertise of the Pace University Center for Energy and Climate Change and of the International Council of Environmental Law.

The Side Event was hosted by the Permanent Missions of Germany, Sri Lanka and the UAE to the UN; Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law; the International Renewable Energy Agency; and the International Council of Environmental Law.