The 7th International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development will be held in Baku on 18-21st of October, 2016.

The Forum will host up to 300 international energy experts, government officials, representatives from the business community, financial sector, academia and civil society. They will share perspectives on ways the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other aspirational pledges such as the Paris Agreement on climate change can be implemented. It is the first time forum will include an International Renewable Energy Conference and the annual sessions of the UNECE Group of Experts on Renewable Energy and Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency. 

The Seventh Forum will combine a high-level session with plenary sessions, parallel workshops and site visits over four days.  It will also include an International Renewable Energy Conference and the annual sessions of the UNECE Group of Experts on Renewable Energy and Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency for the first time.

The objective of the Seventh International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development is to explore how to deliver on the national commitments, such as the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs, which would then become NDCs) in support of achieving the climate change mitigation and adaptation goals outlined in the Paris Agreement, including investment in renewable energy as a means of reducing the carbon intensity of the energy sector. The potential solutions to be agreed at an Energy Ministerial at the outset of the Eighth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable .

in Astana, Kazakhstan, on 11 June 2017, as a major stepping stone in the history of this international fora process, will also be discussed in the frame of Baku Forum.