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Let’s make 2021 a year of concrete and immediate action on clean energy for the climate. Join us in #PoweringCleanEnergy for Climate Action!
We are in the decade of decisive action against climate change and bold investments in a clean energy future. United States President Joe Biden convened a Virtual Leaders Summit on Climate on April 22 – 23 to which he invited 40 world leaders. The central aim of the Summit was to galvanize efforts by the world’s major economies to keep the goal of keeping global warming at a maximum of 1.5 degrees Celsius. This September 2021, the United Nations will host a High-level Dialogue on Energy to help mobilize stakeholder consultations and voluntary commitments on energy access, energy transition, technology and innovation, finance and investment, and enabling sustainable development goals (SDGs) through an inclusive and just transition. All milestones on the road to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) this November in Glasgow will set the world on a path to a secure, prosperous, and sustainable future.

During the opening session at the Virtual Leaders, Summit on Climate President Biden said, “You know, those that do take action and make bold investments in their people and clean energy future will win the good jobs of tomorrow, and make their economies more resilient and more competitive.” Clean energy is the elixir to South Asia’s resilient and decarbonized future of universal access and security. We can help reach this goal with the transformative forces of connecting, communicating, sharing, and learning.

What is the campaign about?

Starting today, USAID’s South Asia Regional Energy Hub (SAREH) launches a 10-week campaign Powering Clean Energy for Climate Action. Through this campaign we will spotlight:

  • Who is worst affected by the climate crisis in South Asia?
  • What are the commitments from stakeholders – governments, private sector, donors, research institutions, and civil society on decarbonization?
  • Where are the opportunities for regional integration and technological interventions for secure energy markets?
  • When are the actions concrete and bold in powering clean energy?
  • Why is expanding access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy help create good-paying jobs in a new energy economy?
  • How can net-zero emission be achieved?

Who is the campaign for?

The #PoweringCleanEnergy campaign is for everyone – governments, private sector and businesses, development and financial institutions, energy and climate champions, and citizens. Because everyone deserves a more prosperous economy and a healthier, fairer, and cleaner, planet!

Want to get involved?

Share real-life examples and stories of climate action powered by clean energy efforts from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka with us. If your story is one of concrete action, championing clean energy commitments creating jobs, securing energy markets, enabling lives and livelihoods, financing innovations and research, cradling science, and giving voice to the voiceless, you are powering clean energy and you win a chance to get featured in our campaign. Write to us at and we will share your story.

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