SDG 7 Background Note - United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia


SDG 7 Background Note

ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/RFSD/2023/INF.3

Country: Arab region

Publication Type: Information material

Cluster: 2030 Agenda and SDG Coordination

Focus Area: Natural resource sustainability, 2030 Agenda

Initiatives: Climate Resilience through Regional Cooperation, Promoting renewable energy investments, Monitoring Sustainable Development Goal Data, Arab Forum for Sustainable Development

SDGs: Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Keywords: Energy consumption, Renewable energy sources, Renewable resources, Economic growth, Green economy, Covid-19, Arab countries, Regional cooperation, Sustainable development

SDG 7 Background Note

March 2023

To achieve SDG 7 and realize its promise of ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, Arab countries must adopt proactive policy approaches and deepen regional cooperation.

The Arab Sustainable Development Report 2020 identified a series of recommendations to accelerate the achievement of SDG 7, which can guide the region’s efforts to build back better from COVID-19, bolster resilience against future shocks, and achieve a just and inclusive energy transition.

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