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Achieving SDG7 – Access to affordable, reliable and sustainable clean energy, is key to achieving all the other SDGs. Providing energy access at-scale touches on every aspect of Sustainable Development, from poverty reduction, to increasing levels of health, education, gender equality and overall well-being and prosperity, while tackling the climate and environmental crisis.
The challenges at the core of energy access, electricity and clean cooking are systemic – they are within our business and economic models, they are political and entangled with history and are embedded in our education systems. Ultimately, these barriers have not allowed us to fully appreciate the everyday implications for people who must go without electricity. The lack of access is rooted in relational contexts between and within countries that are defined by an absence of enough care for others.
There are 1.1 billion people still without electricity - a basic necessity - globally and half of those people live in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is our chance to say something about it, and be heard by people who can influence the decisions our Governments are about to make on our behalf.
What are we trying to find out?
We want to know what the ambitious, innovative, catalytic/high impact, collaborative, outcome-focused, replicable-at-scale solutions and recommendations that we, as youth, want to input to the Technical Working Groups and then to present to our governments.
Youth action for energy access
Gender and equity
For background information, please read the official materials uploaded by the HLDE Secretariat:
Our lead moderator who will be preparing recommendations for the Technical Working Groups is Beniamin (Benji) Strzelecki, Global Focal Point, SDG7 Youth Constituency.
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 and let us know which question you are answering in your comments.
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