GOING FURTHER, FASTER - TOGETHER: A STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK FOR RESULTS | 2016-21 (External Content)
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In September 2015, the world’s leaders came together to agree upon 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). One of those goals, SDG 7, calls for us to secure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030. Three months later, at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21), 195 nations negotiated an historic climate agreement—one that declared that not only do we need to hold the increase in the global average temperature to “well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels” but we also need to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C. And then, on Earth Day in April 2016, 174 countries and the European Union met at the United Nations in New York City to sign the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, “Today, we are signing a new covenant for the future.” It is now time to move from agreements to action. To meet SDG 7, Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) will work to advance progress on its three 2030 objectives:

  • Ensure universal access to modern energy services
  • Double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix
  • Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency
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