SDG 7 is to ‘ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all’.

Ever since the industrial revolution, we have come to depend on energy. We need it for every aspect of our daily lives; generating light and heat, moving around, preparing food,…

Around 85% of our energy is generated by burning fossil fuels, a process that releases massive amounts of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere, and thus contributes to global warming.

We need to shift towards a non-carbon based energy system: we have to invest in research & development of alternative energy sources, and fine-tune the ones that we already know. And finally, we need to make sure this energy is accessible for everyone.

 

TARGETS

7.1 By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services

7.2 By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix

7.3 By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency

7.a By 2030, enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology, and promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology

7.b By 2030, expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island developing States, and land-locked developing countries, in accordance with their respective programmes of support