United NationsDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Iceland, Liechtenstein and New Zealand

Feedback on Focus Area 7 – Energy: New Zealand, Liechtenstein and Iceland.
New Zealand, Liechtenstein and Iceland support a goal which would ensure sustainable energy for all and propose a minor amendment to the way in which such a goal is currently articulated:
Ensure access to affordable, sustainable and reliable energy for all.
We endorse the five targets which have been proposed under Focus area 7.
We propose an additional target to ensure that gender equality and women’s empowerment are integrated into this goal and the energy needs of vulnerable people are addressed.
f) By 2030, ensure that energy policies, governance and decision-making, and the planning, supply and management of sustainable energy solutions involve women in decision-making roles and respond to the needs of women and men, boys and girls, indigenous peoples, the aged and people living with disabilities.

Current proposal by the Co-Chairs

Focus area 7. Energy

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

a) by 2030 ensure universal access to sustainable modern energy services
b) double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix by 2030
c) double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency, including in buildings, industry, agriculture and transport, by 2030
d) by 2030 increase by x% the share of clean and low- or zero-emission energy technologies, including sustainable biomass and advanced cook stoves
e) by 2030 phase out fossil fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption

Appropriate means of implementation