GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all


The world is making progress towards Goal 7, with encouraging signs that energy is becoming more sustainable and widely available. Access to electricity in poorer countries has begun to accelerate, energy efficiency continues to improve, and renewable energy is making impressive gains in the electricity sector.

Nevertheless, more focused attention is needed to improve access to clean and safe cooking fuels and technologies for 3 billion people, to expand the use of renewable energy beyond the electricity sector, and to increase electrification in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Energy Progress Report provides global dashboard to register progress on energy access, energy efficiency and renewable energy. It assesses the progress made by each country on these three pillars and provides a snapshot of how far we are from achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals targets.

UN AI Actions

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Technology



18 November 2021
14:00 - 15:30 CET, Geneva
Behnam Taebi (Delft University of Technology), Cristina Rea (MIT), Emma Ruttkamp-Bloem (University of Pretoria & South African Centre for AI Research)...
24 November 2021
16:30 - 18:00 CET, Geneva
Heather Feldman (Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)), Boris Makevnin (Cifrum Private Enterprise), Daowei Bi (Shanghai Nuclear Engineering Research and Design Institute (SNERDI))...
17 February 2022
16:00 - 18:00 CET, Geneva | 23:00-01:00 CST, Beijing | 10:00-12:00 EST, New York
Mirko Kovac (Imperial College London), Shweta Khushu (SkySpecs), Andrew Macdonald (Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult)...
3 May 2022
09:30 - 17:00 CEST Geneva | 15:30-23:00 CST, Beijing | 03:30-11:00 EST, New York
Barbara Kolm (Austrian National Bank), Paolo Gemma (Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.), Reinhard Scholl (International Telecommunication Union (ITU))...
19 May 2022
16:00 - 18:00 CEST, Geneva | 22:00-00:00 CST, Beijing | 10:00-12:00 EST, New York
Matteo Barbarino (International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)), Cristina Rea (MIT), Jeff Schneider (Carnegie Mellon University)...
27 October 2022
16:00 - 18:00 CEST, Geneva | 22:00-00:00 CST, Beijing | 10:00-12:00 EST, New York
Amanda Sgroi (RE2 Robotics), Máté Heisz (SolarPower Europe)
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