Tracking SDG 7: The Energy Progress Report (2022 )

Jun 21, 2022 02:42 PM ET
  • This joint annual report from the custodian agencies of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 on energy, serves to direct international co-operation as well as policy production to accomplish universal, sustainable energy access by 2030.

The yearly SDG 7 monitoring report includes the official control panel of international, local and also nationwide progression on four key energy targets:

7.1: Ensuring universal access to electricity and also clean cooking options;

7.2: Substantially boosting the share of renewable resource;

7.3: Doubling progression on energy effectiveness;

7.A: Boosting global partnership in support of clean and also renewable energy.

The most recent offered information and selected energy scenarios disclose that at today's price of progression, the world is out track to attain any of the targets under SDG 7. This is especially real of one of the most vulnerable nations and those that were currently lagging.

Internationally, 91% of the populace had access to electricity in 2020, leaving 733 million individuals unserved. Despite development over the last decade, the pace of development has been lowering as a result of the complexity of reaching the remaining unserved populaces and also the impacts of COVID-19. With population growth outpacing enhancements on access to clean cooking, some 2.4 billion individuals-- one-third of the world population-- still did not have gain access to in 2020. Based upon current fads, an approximated 670 million individuals will continue to be without access to electricity by 2030 as well as 2.1 billion people will be left with no accessibility to clean cooking, unless international initiatives are enhanced.

Although the pandemic stalled several energy tasks in 2020, the use of renewables remained to grow, accounting for greater than 80% of all new electricity ability included that year. At the same time, the report locates that between 2010 and 2019, the share of renewables in TFEC expanded by only 2.7 portion points. This moderate pace highlights the importance of continued activity, consisting of a focus on suppressing energy intake through energy performance as well as energy conservation efforts.

Increasing progress towards the achievement of SDG 7 needs mobilising significantly much more resources, especially for those countries currently being left outermost behind. Yet, the report reveals that international public financial flows to establishing countries in support of clean energy decreased in 2019 for the 2nd year straight, falling to USD 10.9 billion. Flows continue to be greatly focused geographically, with 24 nations having actually gotten 80% of all commitments.

Find the dashboards as well as added information on the Tracking SDG 7 site.

IRENA creates the report collectively with the International Energy Agency (IEA), the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the World Bank, and the World Health Organization (WHO). The primary process for the 2022 version was chaired by the World Bank.

IRENA generates the report jointly with the International Energy Agency (IEA), the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the World Bank, and also the World Health Organization (WHO). The primary procedure for the 2022 edition was chaired by the World Bank.


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