SDG 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy
SDG 7 ‘Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all’ highlights the key role of energy as a central issue in sustainable development.
In the updated NDC submissions, 14% of activities addressed Goal 7 compared with 17% in the first NDC submissions. In the first NDCs, countries were prioritising targets '7.2 Increase share of renewable energy' (51%) and '7.3 Double the rate of improvement in energy efficiency' (35%), linking these to 'Energy efficiency' (22%), 'Clean and renewable energy' (16%) and 'Solar energy' (10%) as key strategies for climate action. In the updated NDCs, countries are prioritising targets '7.2 Increase share of renewable energy' (52%) and '7.3 Double the rate of improvement in energy efficiency' (40%), linking these to 'Energy efficiency' (22%) 'Clean and renewable energy' (20%) and 'Solar energy' (8%) as key strategies for climate action.
Regarding first NDC submissions, activities related to this Goal are prioritising adaptation with 39% of the activities, while 30% focus on mitigation. Meanwhile, for updated NDC submissions 53% prioritise adaptation and 19% mitigation. The share of quantified activities has decreased from 11% in the first NDCs to 8% in the updated NDC submissions.
How do countries’ NDC activities connect with SDG 7?
Find out which specific SDG targets and individual climate actions are most important for low-carbon and climate-resilient development.
Segment size = Share of climate activities relating to this targets
Segment size = Share of different types of climate action
Results for the country chosen for comparison or global averages
Segment size = Relative importance
Which countries or country groupings are prioritising SDG 7?
Some SDG targets are more prominently addressed by NDC activities than others. Explore how countries or country groupings are prioritising between SDG targets and climate actions.
How do aggregated SDG 7 activities from all countries’ NDCs reflect climate action?
Explore the difference between type of climate action, share of activities with quantified targets, countries with highest number of activities for this SDG, and the most important socio-economic categories for synergies with other SDGs.