Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
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Access to energy is an indispensable prerequisite for the achievement of many sustainable development goals. The goals go far beyond the energy sector: overcoming poverty, increasing food production, providing clean water, improving public health, expanding the education system, promoting the economy or advancing women. Today, 1.6 billion people worldwide do not have access to electricity, and 2.5 billion people depend on traditional biomass as an energy source.
Goal 7 therefore calls for universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services. Because sustainable development requires climate-friendly economic development, the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix is to be significantly increased and the global rate of increase in energy efficiency is to be doubled. Research in renewable energy and energy efficiency will be promoted, as will investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technologies.
SDG 7 in detail