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Accelerating SDG7 Achievement: Policy Briefs in Support of the first SDG7 Review at the UN High-Level Political Forum 2018
UN DESA , 2018
by: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)

The publication includes 27 Policy Briefs by global energy authorities from the UN System, international organizations, Member States and others. It includes a Summary for Policy Makers, which presents a Global Agenda for Accelerated SDG 7 Action. The Global Agenda is a collective response to tackling the challenges of SDG 7 and creating a foundation for concerted action by governments and all relevant stakeholders.

The Policy Briefs were prepared by the SDG 7 Technical Advisory Group convened by UN DESA to support the SDG 7 review process at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). The Advisory Group brings together representatives from governments, UN entities, international organizations and other stakeholders. 50 organizations, including 21 from the UN system, cooperated to produce this publication.

The briefs explore SDG 7 and its interlinkages with other SDGs, including advancing SDG 7 implementation, strengthening interlinkages between SDG 7 and other SDGs, regional perspectives and experiences, and building a sustainable and equitable energy future.

Summary for Policymakers

ADVANCING SDG7 IMPLEMENTATION IN SUPPORT OF THE 2030 AGENDA
Policy Brief 1: Achieving Universal Access to Electricity
Policy Brief 2: Achieving Universal Access to Clean and Modern Cooking Fuels, Technologies and Services
Policy Brief 3: Substantially Increase the Share of Renewable Energy in the Global Energy Mix
Policy Brief 4: Doubling the Global Rate of Improvement in Energy Efficiency
Policy Brief 5: Financing SDG 7
Policy Brief 6: Sustainable Energy Technology Innovation
Policy Brief 7: Enhancing Capacity-Building for SDG 7

STRENGTHENING INTERLINKAGES BETWEEN SDG 7 AND OTHER SDGs
Policy Brief 8: Interlinkages Among Energy, Poverty and Inequalities
Policy Brief 9: Water-Energy-Food Nexus for the Review of SDG 7
Policy Brief 10: Health and Energy Linkages- Maximizing Health Benefits from the Sustainable Energy Transition
Policy Brief 11: Education and Energy
Policy Brief 12: Global Progress of SDG 7 - Energy and Gender
Policy Brief 13: Interlinkages between Energy and Jobs
Policy Brief 14: Interlinkages between Energy and Sustainable Cities
Policy Brief 15: Interlinkages between Energy and Climate Change
Policy Brief 16: Interlinkages between Energy and Transport
Policy Brief 17: Policy Brief on Energy in Situations of Displacement

REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES
Policy Brief 18: Achieving SDG 7 in Africa
Policy Brief 19: Achieving SDG 7 in Asia and the Pacific
Policy Brief 20: Achieving SDG 7 in the UNECE region (Central Asia, Europe and North America)
Policy Brief 21: Achieving SDG 7 in Latin America and the Caribbean
Policy Brief 22: Achieving SDG 7 in Arab Region
Policy Brief 23: Achieving SDG 7 in LDCs, LLDCs AND SIDS

TOWARD A SUSTAINABLE AND EQUITABLE ENERGY FUTURE
Policy Brief 24: Energy Sector Transformation- Decentralized Renewable Energy for Universal Energy Access
Policy Brief 25: Building Global Energy Interconnection (GEI) to Promote the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Energy Development
Policy Brief 26: Energy Pathways Toward Sustainable Futures to 2050 and Beyond
Policy Brief 27: Indicators and Data for Energy for Sustainable Development

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