About SDG 7 TAG

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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has set out 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets, which jointly constitute a comprehensive plan of action for people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership.

SDG7 is a first-ever universal goal on energy, with targets on access, efficiency, renewables and means of implementation. Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all is crucial for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, from its role in the eradication of hunger and poverty, through advancements in health, education, inclusive growth, sustainable cities, water supply, infrastructure, industrialization, etc., to combating climate change.

The UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development is the central platform within the United Nations system for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Member States regularly undertake in-depth reviews, including through Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs), to assess progress at the country level towards achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs.

To facilitate stocktaking of progress to-date and to seek advice on the technical preparation of the review of SDG 7 and its interlinkages with other SDGs at HLPF, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), as the secretariat for HLPF, through its Division for Sustainable Development Goals, has convened a multi-stakeholder Technical Advisory Group on Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7-TAG).

In July 2018, SDG7 on energy was reviewed for the first time at HLPF. As a technical input, the SDG7-TAG prepared the 27 Policy Briefs that explored progress toward SDG7 implementation, interlinkages between SDG7 and other SDGs, and regional perspectives, culminating into a Global Agenda for Accelerated SDG7 Action.

In 2019, the first High-Level Political Forum under the auspices of the General Assembly -SDG Summit, will be convened to assess progress achieved since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda in September 2015 and provide leadership and guidance on the way forward that would help accelerate implementation of the 2030 Agenda and SDGs.

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Key Events

Past SDG 7 TAG Meetings

SDG 7 TAG Publications

advancing sdg7 implementation in support of the 2030 agenda
1 Policy Brief on ensuring universal access to electricity
2 Policy Brief on ensuring universal access to clean cooking fuels and technology
3 Policy Brief on increasing substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix
4 Policy Brief on doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency
5 Policy Brief on financing SDG7
6 Policy Brief on sustainable energy technology and Innovation
7 Policy Brief on enhancing capacity building for SDG7
strengthening interlinkages between sdg7 and other sdgs
8 Policy Brief on the Interlinkages among Energy, Poverty and Inequalities
9 Policy Brief on the Food, Water and Energy Interlinkages
10 Policy Brief on the Interlinkages between Energy and Health
11 Policy Brief on the Interlinkages between Energy and Education
12 Policy Brief on the Interlinkages between Energy and Gender Equality
13 Policy Brief on the Interlinkages between Energy and Jobs
14 Policy Brief on the Interlinkages between Energy and sustainable Cities
15 Policy Brief on the Interlinkages between Energy and Climate
16 Policy Brief on the Interlinkages between Energy and Transport
17 Policy Brief on Energy in Situations of Displacement
REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE
18 Policy Brief on Achieving SDG7 in Africa
19 Policy Brief on Achieving SDG7 in Asia and the Pacific
20 Policy Brief on Achieving SDG7 in Europe
21 Policy Brief on Achieving SDG7 in Latin America and the Caribbean
22 Policy Brief on Achieving SDG7 in Arab region
23 Policy Brief on Achieving SDG7 in LDCs, LLDCs and SIDs
toward a sustainable and equitable energy future
24 Policy Brief on Energy Sector Transformation : decentralized renewable energy for universal energy access
25 Policy Brief on Building Global Energy Interconnection to Promote the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
26 Policy Brief on Energy pathways toward a sustainable future toward 2050 and beyond
27 Policy Brief on Indicators and Data for Energy for Sustainable Development

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