Consultation on the NL Energy Compact Initiative

Consultation on the NL Energy Compact Initiative 1
CARE Netherlands and Oxfam Novib, as (potential) signatories of the NL Energy Compact, together with KUNO are organizing this consultation with the Dutch humanitarian sector to explore how our sector could perhaps contribute to the Energy Compact and accelerate the SDGs and Paris Climate Goals.

The NL Energy Compact is a multi-stakeholder initiative of the Dutch private sector, civil society, financial sector, academia, youth and the Government of the Netherlands. The members of this initiative voluntarily commit themselves to the goal of ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy. This to support both the SDGs (SDG 7) and the Paris Climate Goals.

In September there will be a High-Level Dialogue on Energy at the UN (for the first time in 40 years), where the Dutch Government is serving as a global thematic champion on the themes Energy Access and Finance & Investment. In this regard the Dutch Government will seek to “support low and middle-income countries in pursuing just and inclusive energy transitions to reach the SDG7 goals by 2030 and net-zero by 2050.”

The Energy Compact has 5 themes, including theme a theme on ensuring ‘adequate and reliable access to basic energy services is critical for people in displacement situations’.


  • Welcome by Reintje van Haeringen (CARE Netherlands) & Suying Lai (Oxfam Novib);
  • Frank van der Vleuten, policy coordinator climate finance and energy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: the UN and the NL Energy Compact Initiative;
  • Charlotte Panhuyzen, programme advisor energy and climate change in international development · Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl): Dutch activities and partners within NL Energy Compact Initiative.
  • Open discussion – perhaps in Break Out groups
  • Wrap up and next steps

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