SDG 7 aims to ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, with an emphasis on renewable energy.  Central to this goal is expanding the infrastructure and enhancing the technology for supplying energy in developing countries. Affordable and clean energy are crucial to the achievement of almost all of the Sustainable Development Goals. While progress towards SDG 7 has been made in recent years, it falls short of what will be needed to meet the targets for 2030.

SDG 7 is further refined by targets that can be more readily translated into actions. These targets highlight the interconnected nature of the goals: for example, strategies to achieve the goal of Affordable and Clean Energy are intertwined with strategies that support SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-Being) and SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities).

In this SDG Brief we highlight a series of synergies that can come from providing access to products, services and systems that address Affordable & Clean Energy.