1 of October 2015

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The new Development Agenda was formally adopted by 193 countries at an UN Sustainable Development summit held in New York from 25 – 27 September.


Accepting this new post-2015 agenda, it will begin the implementation of the adopted 2030 Agenda. These 17 ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), successors to the Millennium Development Goals, will set the course for the world’s development over the next 15 years. They broadly cover poverty, health, gender equality, sustainable development, economic growth, environment, climate, justice and other conditions necessary for individual, collective and global well-being. Renewable energy will play a role in achieving many of these goals.


SDG 7 in particular seeks to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all. Specifically, it sets out to ensure universal access to affordable, reliable, and modern energy services, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix and double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency by 2030.

Read the Briefing Note on Implementing SDG 7 here