Madrid, 5 October 2017. ARE Member Iberdrola and the Club de Excelencia en Sostenibilidad, with the support of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, call for applications for the “2nd International Energy Cooperation Awards”, which will recognise, in three different categories, the most salient active initiatives undertaken by companies, public administrations and the third sector towards achieving universal access to energy. During the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit held in September 2015 in New York, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) were approved. These constitute 17 objectives and 169 goals, created as new frameworks for action in different areas, whose implementation will take place until 2030. This call reaches for the consolidation of energy universalisation, which corresponds to SDG 7: Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for everybody.
Eligible projects for the 2nd International Energy Cooperation Award shall be under development at the time of presenting the application, on an international scale, with verifiable results and must have taken into account the three aspects of energy co-operation: economic, social and environmental.
The closing date for submission of nominations is 16 October 2017. Applications must fill out the form included in the award’s terms and conditions, and be sent via email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information and to download the application form please click here.
An award will be granted to the winner of each category- private, public and third sector- by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation at a public ceremony taking place in the last quarter of the year, moment in which the verdict of the jury will be disclosed.
Assessment of the applications will be carried out by a jury of renowned corporate and institutional experts in the field. To evaluate the projects, the jury will take into account the impact and the value creation of each initiative; the project’s contribution to sustainable development; consistency and long-term duration; replicability of its model; innovative character; international scope; and the existence of clear objectives and monitoring indicators.
If the jury deems it appropriate, other applicants can be recognised with an honourable mention, without a prize.