GOAL 07 – AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
The Sustainable Development Goal number 7 wants to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy systems for all.
The world continues to make progress towards achieving sustainable energy targets, however efforts are not enough to reach Goal 7 by 2030. Some progress has been made to improve energy efficiency and expand access to electricity. However, millions of people around the world still lack this basic service, and progress towards non-polluting fuels and cooking technologies has been slow, damaging the health of billions of people, women and children in particular.
The COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting the urgent need for affordable prices and reliable energy: for hospitals and healthcare facilities to treat patients and for communities to have the energy to pump clean water and access vital information.