What is sustainable development? What are the sustainable development goals?

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet. At the heart of the goals are the 17 SDGs, which are an urgent call for every nation to tackle the most pressing social, economic, and environmental issues being faced by humanity.  The goals recognise the interconnected nature of the world’s problems, and that to tackle issues of poverty and inequality, we must also address education, economic growth, and tackle the pressing issue of climate change.

The SDGs are a complicated set of targets and indicators being implemented across the world. This series is here to break down each of the SDGs and explain them for you in a multimedia format. This is sustainable development explained.

In this episode of the SDGs explained, we focus on SDG 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy.

What is SDG 7? How can we achieve universal affordable and clean energy?

In this video series, we break down each of the components of SDG 7 analysing its strengths, weaknesses, and how it fits into the wider Sustainable Development Goals.

To see our video explaining the ideas of the SDGs and sustainable development with one of the authors of the SDG Index Report, click here.

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