Sustainable Development Goal#7: Affordable and Clean Energy
In September 2015, the 193-member states of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Development Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), built off of the Millennium Development Goals. The SDGs are not an official treaty, but a form of soft law aimed at eliminating extreme poverty, building partnerships, and spurring economic growth around the world. SDG#7 aims to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. Progress is being made, but in 2017, 1.1 billion people still lacked access to electricity. In 2016, 3 billion people (41 percent of the world’s population) were still cooking with polluting fuel and stove combinations. What are the biggest challenges to achieving SDG#7 and how can different actors collaborate more effectively?
Please join us at CSIS (1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20036) for this important discussion.This event is part of the "Chevron Forum for Development" series and made possible with general support from Chevron.