In August, the Goal of the Month editorial focuses on Sustainable Development Goal 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy – ahead of the UN High-level Dialogue on Energy scheduled to take place during the UN General Assembly in September 2021.
Why do we need renewable energy?
- Today, nearly 760 million people still lack access to electricity and nearly 2.6 billion lack clean cooking fuels, causing several million deaths each year from household air pollution.
- The energy sector is the source of around three-quarters of greenhouse gas emissions and holds the key to averting the worst effects of climate change.
- Affordable technologies are readily available on the market today that can put the world on track by 2030 for net‐zero emissions by 2050.
- Renewable energy is a smart investment and an engine for job creation. Renewables provide three times more jobs than fossil fuels.
The Dialogue will mobilize commitments and action to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030 and reach net zero emissions by 2050.
Ahead of the event, Sustainable Energy for All has launched a drive to encourage action through Energy Compacts – urging stakeholders to submit voluntary commitments and concrete plans to clean and affordable energy.
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