7 Affordable and Clean Energy
This goal targets to achieve affordable, reliable and modern energy to all by 2030. It aims to increase the share of renewable energy and enhance cooperation to facilitate clean energy research and technology Also expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries.
Without electricity, women and girls have to spend hours fetching water, clinics cannot store vaccines for children, many schoolchildren can- not do homework at night, and people cannot run competitive businesses. Another 2.8 billion people rely on wood, charcoal, dung and coal for cooking and heating, which results in over four million pre- mature deaths a year due to indoor air pollution.
Science and technology can help tackle key sustainable development challenges.