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The causes we have chosen to support within Force for Good, align with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by all United Nations Member states in 2015. These are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - to join in global partnership and tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues. These Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all and addresses the global challenges that are faced by all human beings, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.
Why clean energy?
The world is making progress towards Goal 7, with encouraging signs that energy is becoming more sustainable and widely available. Access to electricity in poorer countries has begun to accelerate, energy efficiency continues to improve, and renewable energy is making impressive gains in the electricity sector.
Nevertheless, under current and planned policies, 2.3 billion people would still be deprived of access to clean cooking fuels and technologies by 2030, which means that nearly one third of the world’s population, mostly women and children, will continue to be exposed to harmful household air pollution- showing stepped-up efforts in Renewable Energy are urgently needed.
The key facts:
● 13% of the global population still lacks access to modern electricity.
● 3 billion people rely on wood, coal, charcoal or animal waste for cooking and heating.
●Energy is the dominant contributor to climate change, accounting for around 60% of total global greenhouse gas emissions.
● Indoor air pollution from using combustible fuels for household energy caused 4.3 million deaths in 2012, with women and girls accounting for 6 out of every 10 of these.
●In 2016, the share of renewables increased at the fastest rate since 2012, up 0.24 percentage points, and reached almost 17.5% owing to rapid growth in hydropower, wind, and solar.
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