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SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

The following Pacific priority actions relate to Goal 7: a) reaching universal access to energy; b) increasing the share of renewables in the energy mix; c) energy efficiency measures in the transport, industry, and building sectors; d) institutional, legislative and regulatory reforms in the energy sector; e) collecting, centralizing, analysing and disseminating energy-related data and policy relevant information.

Several countries have reported increases in the share of population accessing electricity over the last decade, with the increase in national electrification levels largely coming from household access to off-grid systems such as photovoltaic solar home systems. Many countries have achieved, or are close to achieving, universal access to electricity, resulting in gains in the average electrification rate in the region. In PNG, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands however, there remain significant gaps in electricity and/or fossil fuel access.
Some low-income households still use little petroleum fuel or electricity due to high costs, even though these can be easily accessed.

Given the potential impact, overall energy efficiency investments at the national level appear more attractive than renewable energy but have generally not been a priority of countries nor development partners. 

Dataset for SDG 7 can be viewed here.

Target 7.1

By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable, and modern energy services

Indicator 7.1.1: Proportion of population with access to electricity

Metadata for indicator 7.1.1 can be downloaded here


Indicator 7.1.2: Proportion of population with primary reliance on clean fuels and technology

NOTE: this indicator is not one of the 132 indicators in the Pacific SDG indicator subset

Target 7.2

By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix 

Indicator 7.2.1: Renewable energy share in the total final energy consumption

Metadata for indicator 7.2.1 can be downloaded here

Target 7.3

By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency 

Indicator 7.3.1: Energy intensity measured in terms of primary energy and GDPNOTE: this indicator is not one of the 132 indicators in the Pacific SDG indicator subset

Target 7.A

By 2030, enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology, and promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology

Indicator 7.A.1: Mobilized amount of United States dollars per year starting in 2020 accountable towards the $100 billion commitmentVisualisation(s) not yet availableMetadata for indicator 7.A.1 can be downloaded here 

Target 7.B

By 2030, expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island developing States, and land-locked developing countries, in accordance with their respective programmes of support

Indicator 7.B.1: Investments in energy efficiency as a percentage of GDP and the amount of foreign direct investment in financial transfer for infrastructure and technology to sustainable development servicesNo data for indicator 7.B.1 is currently available and its methodology is still under development, please see here