The work we are doing is framed within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 7 – Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all – and SDG 17 – Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development -.
The fact that access to energy is one of the 17 goals shows that energy stands at the centre of global efforts to induce a paradigm shift towards low-carbon energy systems, green economies, poverty eradication and, ultimately, sustainable development.
This goal has five specific targets for 2030:
- Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services
- Increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix
- Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency
- 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
- 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
If you cannot do it alone, do it with others. A successful sustainable development agenda requires partnerships between governments, private sector and civil society. The Shire Partnership supports this goal by building upon principles and values, and by possessing a shared vision that places people at the centre – in this case, refugee populations.