SDG7: Ensure Access to Affordable, Reliable, Sustainable and Modern Energy for All
Recognition of the synergies between energy and many facets of development are increasing along with the demand for more sustainable energy production, distribution and use. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), have set global targets for energy development that, if achieved, will serve to increase and expand socio-economic benefits while reducing environmental impacts.
Tackling the multiple energy-related challenges necessitates a transition in the way energy is generated, transmitted and consumed. Major components of this transition are enhanced energy efficiency, increased renewable energy in the energy mix and improved energy access. While the energy sector in many countries is slowly being transformed, the pace of the change needs to be accelerated.