About us

Our mission

Our organization Right to Energy is fighting for a better access to sustainable energy for all, in every region of the world. Among other means of action, we believe the implementation of a World Day of Sustainable Energy Access for All and the recognition of the right to energy as a fundamental right by the United Nations.

Right to Energy, which fully supports the Kyoto Protocol, considers that none of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will be achieved without access to energy in the countries or regions, without prejudice to the modes of production and the organization of country-specifi c energy systems; allowing them to remain masters of their choice.

Right to Energy recognizes the efforts by the UN, especially by the proclamation of the year 2012 “International Year of Sustainable Energy for all”. In order to reinforce decisions already taken and future initiatives, Right to Energy proposes that the UN accompanies in its project of Implementing a World Day of Sustainable Energy Access for All which will be an annual highlight of mobilization of all the sector’s stakeholders (international institutions, governments, corporations and civil society). This day is meant, not an end in itself but as an essential tool to measure annual progress of the struggle for the expansion of the right of access to energy. Our NGO has also the support of the World Energy Council (WEC) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) for its proposal for a global day of access to energy.

Objectives and means of action

  • Promote access to sustainable energy as an essential need;
  • Organize sustainable energy access at an international level;
  • Implement better governance for energy security and fossil resources supplies, in respect to the population,the earth and the environment in general;
  • Empower and encourage the use of sustainable energy resources;
  • Establish a refl ection on energy effi ciency and determine the corresponding resources;
  • Implement a World Day of Sustainable Energy Access for All;
  • Create a development fund for energy access (infrastructures, training, and census) allowing new projects with structural impacts in the developing countries with sustained partnership with civil society;
  • Enhance technological transfers and help organize a better energy sector (production capacities, operating systems);
  • Promote and finance a research policy to satisfy the energy demands and reduce the environment footprint;
  • Integrate in the constitution of each Nation and by the United Nations the right to energy as a fundamental right for human kind.

Our team

The Extraordinary General Meeting and the Ordinary General Meeting of Right to Energy were held on 7 and 8 March 2017 at the Ville du Bois in Essonne. A new board of directors has been elected. This is a new team that has been put in place with a new president, a new secretary general and a new treasurer.

President

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Pierre-Guy Sylvestre

Secretary-general

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Valérie Gonçalves

Delegated vice-president and Europe region vice-president

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Gilles Pereyron

Organisation secretary

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Richard Perreault

Treasurer

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Serge Ravaglioli

Formation secretary

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Touahria Hamou

Africa region vice-president

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Mustapha Kadi

Great Maghreb and Middle-East region vice-president

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Lemtaï Zitouni

Americas region vice-president

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Martin Esparza Flores

Asia region vice-president

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To come up

Oceania region vice-president

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To come up

Administrator

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David Boys

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Pacho Castillo

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Célestin Gnon Siot

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Jean Louis Charlot

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Joel Da Silva

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Bassirou Diarra

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Jean Paul Escoffier

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Khalid Houir Alami

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Angel Jaramillo

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Lazhar Adjroud

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Djeroud Khallef

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Mohamed Laabid

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Salama Laaroussi

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Paul Felix Bayiha

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Martine Peiret

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Jose Rigane

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Ndiaye Seyni Mbaye

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Khaled Al Fanatsah

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Guy Beaune

Administrator

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Mohamed Bekkai