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Current patterns of energy use (especially based on fossil-based fuels) raise serious concerns for three reasons - the finite natural reserves of such energy; its detrimental effects on the global environment and the threat to long term sustainability. There is a legal and moral obligation to create an energy use pattern that ensures energy efficiency, protects environmental integrity, and maintains and enhances the strength of our local economy. These pages focus on energy for cities, particularly alternative and sustainable sources of energy.
2012: UN International Year of Sustainable Energy for All

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ith more than one and a half billion people in developing countries living without electricity, and millions more unable to afford energy, the United Nations declared 2012 the International Year of Sustainabile Energy for All, with a message to world governments to do more to ensure energy access for all and protect the environment through the sustainable delivery of energy.

Since then, activities were consolidated into a global partnership between the United Nations and World Bank, called the "Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL)"

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