Goal 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Most of our every day activities need energy in order to take place. At work we need energy for appliances like computers or machinery, when the climate changes we need energy for heating or cooling, and we need energy for food production. With one in five people still lacking access to modern electricity, it is obvious that there is a great need for more reliable energy for all.
Billions of people rely on wood, coal, charcoal or animal waste for cooking and heating, in turn this contributes to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. The aim of Goal 7 is to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. Thus, not only ensuring energy for all, but also ensuring that the energy is sustainable and not carbon intensive.
As the United Nations states on their Sustainable Development website, Sustainable energy is opportunity – it transforms lives, economies and the planet.
An Introduction to Goal 7
Written and created by our team in Pez Maya, Mexico
GBP spent on energy efficient initiatives
GBP raised by
the GVI Trust for energy efficient initiatives
One in five people
still lacks access to modern electricity
3 billion people
rely on wood, coal, charcoal or animal waste for cooking and heating
Energy is the dominant contributor to climate change
accounting for around 60 per cent of total global greenhouse gas emissions
Reducing the carbon intensity of energy
is a key objective in long-term climate goals
Our Related UN Target
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