SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy
The Asia Pacific Energy Portal is one aspect of ESCAP’s support to regional member States under the Asian and Pacific Energy Forum (APEF). With the generous support of the Russian Federation, the portal has been designed to serve as an informational foundation, helping to meet that mandate and support ESCAP’s ongoing energy-related activities. The portal was launched at the 71st Commission Session in May 2015 and continues to develop with new features and content.
Publication-Making Peace with Nature A scientific blueprint to tackle the climate, biodiversity and pollution emergencies
Part I of the report addresses how the current expansive mode of development degrades and exceeds the Earth’s finite capacity to sustain human well-being. The world is failing to meet most of its commitments to limit environmental damage and this increasingly threatens the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Sustainable Development Goal 7 on energy (SDG 7) outlines clear targets for universal access, increasing renewable energy and improving energy efficiency, while Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement provides a basis for limiting greenhouse gas emissions. However, while many countries have made considerable progress towards these goals, the Asia-Pacific region is not on track to meet SDG 7 or the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to two degrees.
The second United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference will provide an opportunity to focus attention on the opportunities, challenges and solutions towards achieving sustainable transport worldwide.
Launch event for: ESCAP-UNEP Report ‘SDG 7 Localization: affordable and clean energy in ASEAN cities’ & REN21’s Renewables in Cities 2021 Global Status Report