Leveraging Energy Action for Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals: Policy Briefs in Support of the High-Level Political Forum

SDG7 Technical Advisory Group (2021). Leveraging Energy Action for Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals: Policy Briefs in Support of the High-Level Political Forum. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) , New York, USA.

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Sustainable Development Goal 7 – ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all – holds a unique position in the nexus between the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement. Ensuring universal access is necessary for creating sustainable economic growth and development.

Energy weaves all Sustainable Development Goals together and decisive action on sustainable energy can catalyze progress towards the other SDGs. Indeed, energy is critical to deliver on all other SDGs. Yet while so much depends on SDG7, it may slip out of reach if we do not act immediately.
Meanwhile, the average global temperature has already risen to 1.2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Failure to transition to sustainable energy systems will threaten human well-being and economies for decades. We must dramatically step up the pace of implementation to create a more resilient and sustainable world.

With less than a decade left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, we are at a make-or-break moment when it comes to delivering on universal access to sustainable energy. We need to take integrated approaches that optimize the effects of energy in other sectors.

This includes carefully managing the global energy transformation to ensure equity and inclusiveness. Gender issues need to be taken fully into account, in terms of both driving progress and managing impacts.

Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainable Development Goals; SDG7; Energy; 2030 Agenda; policy brief
Research Programs: Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE)
Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) > Integrated Assessment and Climate Change (IACC)
Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) > Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions (TISS)
Economic Frontiers (EF)
Population and Just Societies (POPJUS)
Population and Just Societies (POPJUS) > Equity and Justice (EQU)
Directorate (DIR)
Depositing User: Michaela Rossini
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2021 07:11
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2022 11:58
URI: https://pure.iiasa.ac.at/17235

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