Seminar on Mainstreaming Energy for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Targets and Indicators into Statistical Programmes in Select African Countries
27 Jun 2016 - 29 Jun 2016
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
At the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015, Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The set of agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be implemented for the 2016-2030 period includes a total of 17 SDGs and 169 related targets. SDG7 is a dedicated stand-alone SDG on energy with three major targets and two additional targets representing means of implementation.
Sustainable energy is a key enabler of sustainable development for all countries and all people. Countries will not be able to achieve their development goals without access to reliable and affordable sustainable energy services. Energy is critical to tackling poverty eradication, while decarbonizing energy is central to mitigating climate change. Energy powers opportunities. It transforms lives, economies and countries.