7. Affordable & Clean Energy

Sustainable Development Goal 7 aims to ensure affordable, reliable, sustainable, and clean energy for all. 20% of the world’s population has currently no access to modern electricity. Around 3 billion people use wood and charcoal for cooking, which leads to pollution, affects health, and generates greenhouse gases that alter the climate. The advancement in technology and changes in government policies aim to reduce the cost of renewable energy, ensuring access to clean, affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy. This in turn will promote improved health, reducing poverty, mitigate climate change’s effect, and benefit the environment.