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SDG 7 is often referred to as a “golden thread” that weaves together economic development, the wellbeing of the planet and the people in it. Amidst the multiple crises that the world is facing, there is an urgent need for innovative and inclusive solutions to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. As central to the success of the rest of the UN Agenda 2030, SDG7 needs to be considered in its broader context, linking with all the other SDGs.
Energy transitions are about people. To ensure that costs and benefits are fairly distributed, the global energy transformation has to be accompanied by policies enabling an inclusive, just transition. A just transition must generate opportunities to people, communities and countries through new economic initiatives, education and skills trainings and adequate social safety systems, to ensure that no one is left behind.
Commitments from stakeholders in energy and other sectors need to be backed up with strategic planning, capacity building and clear policies, as well as capable, accountable and dedicated institutions. Only then will we be able to leverage on the pivotal role sustainable energy plays in building resilient, global economies, helping people mitigate and adapt to the challenges that lie yet ahead of all of us in dealing with an ever more populous, warming planet.
What is the overall goal of this consultation?
We want to hear from you on what the priorities for integrating SDG7 with the other SDGs should be, and how to measure these linkages. With a focus on cross-cutting issues, we want to know what young people think is holding us back from achieving SDG7.
1. Opportunities & Focusing our attention:
2. Measuring our impact:
For background information, please read the official materials uploaded by the HLDE Secretariat:
- Concept Note
- Secretariat Summary of the First Meeting
- Annotated Outline of Thematic Report
- IISD: First Meeting Summary
Our youth moderators and official HLDE representatives are Ms. Asma Rouabhia, Sustainability Young Arab Leader for UNESCO and Ms. Cherop Soy, Thematic Focal Point, UNMGCY SDG7 YouthConstituency
Rules of Engagement:
- This discussion is open to any young person between 16-30 years
- Please be respectful of each other and the moderators
- Please respond to the questions posted by the moderators
- Let us know which question you are answering in your comments
- You may post anonymously
- You may post in any language, SparkBlue has a live translation feature
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