To ensure that all UK support for energy in developing countries is consistent with climate change and sustainable development objectives, and leaves no one behind.
The DEG Sustainable Energy subgroup is comprised of UK-based INGOs working on sustainable energy and energy access issues. The group seeks to engage with the UK government (all relevant departments, but especially DFID and BEIS) on sustainable energy access issues; UK positions in international policies and processes; and UK finance for energy through all sources (ODA, climate finance, export finance, etc.).
The subgroup brings both energy 'access' and 'climate change' issues together under one umbrella, seeking to influence and ensure consistent, cross-governmental policies and investments that work towards the achievement of both poverty reduction and climate change objectives, and that do not undermine or exacerbate either.
In short, the vision for the subgroup is that all UK support (including financing from all sources, policies, technical assistance, and capacity buildling) for energy in developing countries is consistent with climate change and sustainable development objectives, as well as DFID's principle of "leaving no one behind".
The subgroup is Chaired by Sarah Wykes (CAFOD) and coordinated by Catherine Pettengell (DEG Coordinator). Active members of the subgroup include CAFOD, Christian Aid, WWF, Plan, Universal Purpose, and Practical Action.