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Launch compacts and actions for clean, affordable energy for all

Urgent action is needed to achieve clean, affordable energy for all by 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2050. Nearly 760 million people still lack access to electricity and nearly 2.6 billion lack clean cooking fuels, causing several million deaths each year from household air pollution. Global temperatures are already 1.2 degrees higher than in the late 1800s, with climate-related disasters displacing millions of people. Energy use accounts for three-quarters of global emissions. Concrete and ambitious commitments and actions are required by countries, businesses and cities to improve the lives of billions who lack access to energy while accelerating energy transition to address the climate crisis.

To accelerate SDG7 action on a trajectory in line with the SDGs and the Paris Agreement on climate change, Energy Compacts are being mobilized in the lead up to the High-level Dialogue on Energy in September 2021. They will continue to be mobilized and updated throughout the current Decade of Action to achieve the SDGs by 2030. Energy Compacts are voluntary commitments from Member States and all other stakeholders, such as companies, regional/local governments, NGOs and others, with the specific actions they will take to advance progress on SDG7 and net-zero emissions, designed to be fully in line with SDG Acceleration Actions and Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement. UN-Energy will support the development, mobilization and monitoring of Energy Compacts throughout the entire cycle.

Website: Energy Compacts | United Nations