New report details how businesses can help achieve SDG 7: Clean and Affordable Energy
edie's latest SDG Spotlight report, produced in association with Bryt Energy, looks at how businesses and national policies can transform operations, services, supply chains and strategies to help deliver Goal 7: Clean and Affordable Energy.
With less than 10 years to meet the SDGs, action is still not happening at the speed or scale required - despite a groundswell of ambition and action from organisations of all sectors and sizes.
edie's SDG Spotlight reports map out exactly how the business community can collectively achieve the SDGs through the scope of individual goals. Up next in this renewed series, we take a look at SDG 7 and ask: How can industry position clean and affordable energy as drivers of economic growth and decarbonisation across the globe?
Although global progress towards the UN's SDGs remains insufficient to meet the 2030 deadline, the UK is among the nations leading the way on alignment and, as such, is a prime market for impact investment.
The analysis, from Refinitiv, saw the UK receiving top marks for SDGs 2: Zero Hunger; 3: Good Health & Wellbeing; 6: Clean Water and Sanitation and 7: Affordable and clean energy.
Additionally, three-quarters of British firms believe they have a role to play in furthering national and international progress against the SDGs.
This new report features a current state of play on the SDG 7 and the global shift to clean energy and features a foreword from the REA's chief executive Dr Nina Skorupska on how clean energy can be at the heart of a green industrial revolution.
“Never before has our world needed a sustainable, affordable energy strategy for the future as now, with Covid-19 continuing to show just how vulnerable our precious, connected planet can be,” Skorupska said in the report.
“We must waste no time in forging a green economic recovery that will be sufficiently durable to meet the fast-evolving needs of today, whilst lasting enough to avoid compromising those of future generations.”
Bryt Energy's sales and marketing director David Taylor is also on hand in the report, outlining how new innovations are transforming the energy sector to the benefit of society.