7. Affordable and clean energy - Sustainable development indicators

SDG 7 'affordable and clean energy'

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SDG 7 calls for ensuring universal access to modern energy services, improving energy efficiency and increasing the share of renewable energy. To accelerate the transition to an affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy system, countries need to facilitate access to clean energy research, promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology.

Enhanced international cooperation is also necessary for expanding infrastructure and upgrading technology for energy services in developing countries.

Monitoring SDG 7 in an EU context focuses on progress made in reducing its energy consumption, in securing sustainable energy supply and in improving access to affordable energy.

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