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EDP's president appointed chairman of SEforAll

Monday 03, April 2017

António Mexia will chair the board of directors of the initiative, which is supported by the United Nations.

The EDP Group's president was today appointed chairman of the board of directors of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll), a non-profit initiative supported by the United Nations, set up in 2011 to promote universal access to energy.

António Mexia replaces Charles O. Holliday, chairman of da Royal Dutch Shell and his appointment was formalized at the Sustainable Energy for All Forum, which began today in New York and will continue until Wednesday, 5 April.

SEforAll has its origins in one of the targets set by the United Nations to guarantee sustainable, reliable and affordable universal access to energy until 2030.

Since 2011, the initiative has been bringing together efforts from various sectors of society, strengthening partnerships and unlocking funding to ensure that three major objectives are fulfilled: ensuring universal access to modern energy services, doubling the energy efficiency development ratio and doubling the percentage of renewable energy in the global energy mix.