Advancing SDG 7 in the Arab region

ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/CL1.CCS/2022Policy brief.2

Country: Arab region

Publication Type: Policy briefs

Cluster: Climate Change and Natural Resource Sustainability

Focus Area: Natural resource sustainability

Initiatives: Promoting renewable energy investments, Up-scaling energy efficiency in residential & services sectors

SDGs: Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy, Agenda 2030

Keywords: Arab countries, Climate change, Renewable energy sources, Renewable resources, Energy, Energy efficiency, Sustainable development, Sustainable energy

Advancing SDG 7 in the Arab region

December 2022

The Arab region is lagging in achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 targets. Supply chain disruptions, economic downturns, conflict and instability in several Arab countries have impacted progress and rendered urgent efforts vital to achieve SDG 7 by 2030.

Although access to energy is almost universal in the region, achieving SDG 7 still requires significant advancements in renewable energy and in decoupling regional growth from energy consumption. This policy brief provides the progress achieved towards achieving SDG 7 in the Arab region, along with the required policy actions over the coming four years and towards 2030.

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