United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development
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SDG 7 Policy Briefs 2021

Publication Year: 2021 Publisher: UN

Related Goals

7

Energy

Related Goals
7

Background

Decisive action on sustainable energy can catalyse progress towards all the other SDGs, as well as global climate protection targets. Energy is essential to all other SDGs: ending poverty and hunger, running healthcare facilities, providing access to education, improving gender equality, providing access to clean water and sanitation, promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all, reducing inequalities, promoting sustainable production and consumption, building sustainable cities and communities, life below water and on land, creating peace, justice and strong institutions, promoting biodiversity and catalyzing climate action.