ENERGY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
In 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which include a dedicated and stand-alone goal on energy, SDG 7, calling to “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all". Energy lies at the heart of both the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all will open a new world of opportunities for billions of people through new economic opportunities and jobs, empowered women, children and youth, better education and health, more sustainable, equitable and inclusive communities, and greater protections from, and resilience to, climate change.
HIGH-LEVEL POLITICAL FORUM 2018 IN FOCUS
At High-Level Political Forum 2018, SDG 7 was reviewed in-depth under the overall theme "Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies". Energy-related side events wiere held on the margins of the HLPF and sponsored by Member States, UN system and other intergovernmental organizations, Major Groups and other accredited stakeholders.
- Background Notes: 2018 HLPF Review of SDG implementation: SDG 7- Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
- Accelerating SDG7 Achievement: Policy Briefs in Support of the first SDG7 Review at the UN High-Level Political Forum 2018
- The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2018
- Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report
- Analysis of the Voluntary National Reviews Relating to Sustainable Development Goal 7