Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Objective: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

The Targets

Why it matters: Access to clean, modern, sustainable forms of energy is critical to improving the health and livelihoods of billions of people around the world. Yet studies show that 15% of the world’s population is said to have no access to electricity at all, while only 57% of the global population use and have access to clean fuels and technology.

Target 7.1: Universal access to modern energy

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

Target 7.2: Increase global percentage of renewable energy

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

Target 7.3: Double the improvement in energy efficiency

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

Target 7A: Promote access to research, technology and investments in clean energy

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.

Target 7B: Expand and upgrade energy services for developing countries

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.