SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all
“Energy is the golden thread that connects economic growth, social equity, and environmental sustainability.” - Ban Ki Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations
Electricity consumption has increased from 78% to 87% between 2000 and 2016, and the number of people without electricity dipped to just below one billion. Recent studies also show that the production and consumption of usable energy account for 60% of total global greenhouse gas emissions — thereby significantly affecting climate change.
This is why the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has declared sustainable energy as one of the prime solutions for global threats such as climate change, dwindling economies, decreasing food production, and diminishing job opportunities.
How can countries ensure clean and affordable energy?
By investing in solar, wind, and thermal power in order to secure the future of the world — for they hold the power to transform lives, economies, and the planet.
Lighting up workspaces with sustainable LEDs
We at Sonata use energy-efficient design and technologies in our office buildings. This helps us cut our energy costs by 50% or more. We call our offices ‘energy-smart’ because we’ve made the switch to LED lighting — the latest environment-friendly technology that strikes the perfect balance between energy efficiency and sustainability.