SDG Goals

Affordable and Clean Energy

Goal 3: Affordable and Clean Energy

The number of people with electricity increased from 78 to 87%, and the numbers without electricity dipped to just below 1 billion, between 2000 and 2016.

The demand for an economy reliant on fossil fuels and cheap energy is creating drastic changes to our climate as the population continues to grow.

By 2030, if we are to achieve SDG 7, investing in wind, solar, and thermal power, improving energy productivity, and ensuring energy for all is vital.

Ensuring universally safe yet affordable drinking water involves the reach to over 800 million people who have a lack of basic services and improving accessibility and further safety of services for over two billion.

Will encourage growth and help the environment in all the countries by expanding infrastructure and upgrading technology to provide clean and more efficient energy.

Facts and Figures:

  • 1 One in 7 people still lacks electricity, and most of them live in rural areas of the developing world.
  • 2 Energy is the main contributor to climate change, it produces around 60% of greenhouse gases.
  • 3 More efficient energy standards could reduce building and industry electricity consumption by 14%.
  • 4 More than 40% of the world’s population—3 billion—rely on polluting and unhealthy fuels for cooking.
  • 5 As of 2015, more than 20% of power was generated through renewable sources.
  • 6 The renewable energy sector employed a record 10.3 million people in 2017.

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