(PORTUGAL)

Portugal is a pretty could place to talk clean power – with electricity production outstripping consumption in the country last month.

And this year’s Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Forum in Lisbon will discuss how to connect the world’s poorest communities – operating with little or no energy – to a supply of reliable power.

“The 2018 Forum, Leaving No One Behind, will take place at a pivotal juncture for accelerating progress on global sustainable energy goals — under Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 — and the Paris Climate Agreement. At stake are significant populations that are missing out on education, health, jobs and broader economic opportunities because they do not have access to clean, affordable energy. Closing these energy gaps — especially for ‘last mile’ populations — is the Forum‘s imperative,” the Forum website states.

And an initiative from the UN will ensure journalists from the world’s least developed nations are in attendance to inform the communities they serve how and when they can expect to get proper access to energy.

Register now to be part of the SEforALL Forum, which takes place on 2 and 3 May.