Countdown to 2030
It’s time to Be Bold
The world needs bold commitments to deliver Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) – affordable and clean energy for all by 2030.
Your actions will make SDG7 possible.
Be Bold. Show your support for affordable and clean energy just like UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
Every person around the world can benefit from Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7). Governments, businesses, financial institutions and individuals all need to Be Bold to make this goal happen.
Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) is uniting the SDG7 movement and showing how everyone can contribute to a more prosperous, equitable and sustainable world.
Become a movement member by signing up below. This simple act is just a first step. Together, we will urge decision-makers to prioritize sustainable energy for all.
About Be Bold
Be Bold is a global campaign developed by Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) calling on everyone – citizens, governments, businesses, financial institutions and development organizations – to be part of a movement for Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7).
The SDG7 movement welcomes anyone committed to the idea of a clean, equitable energy transition.
Be Bold not only asks people to join the SDG7 movement; it shows them the actions they can take to help realize sustainable energy for all by 2030.
What is SDG7?
Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) calls for affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030. About 789 million people currently live without access to electricity and 2.8 billion people lack clean cooking access.
Three core targets:
1. Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services
2. Increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix
3. Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency
Clean and affordable energy
Having access to clean and affordable energy is essential to people’s health, development, and the environment. Every UN Sustainable Development Goal — education, health, equality, etc. — depends on people having clean energy access.
If we want to fight climate change as part of the Paris Agreement, we need to make sure that as people get new or expanded energy access, this energy comes from clean sources and technologies.
And having sufficient and reliable energy is key to a COVID-19 recovery. Clean energy powers economic development and critical health services. Vaccines can’t be distributed to everyone unless they are kept cool, and that requires electricity.