On 5 April 2019 a new government financing facility (SDG 7 Results) was launched, aimed at business, NGOs and financial institutions to further develop markets for renewable energy in developing countries. The launch-event was hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and was opened by Reina Buijs, Director-General for International Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague.
Objectives of SDG 7 Results
Almost 1 billion people worldwide have no access to education, healthcare, jobs and economic opportunities because they do not have access to clean and affordable energy. Nearly 3 billion people lack access to clean cooking facilities, resulting in an estimated 3.8 million deaths a year attributed to household air pollution (HAP). Sustainable Development Goal 7 ensures access to affordable, reliable sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030. But national priorities and policy ambitions still need to be strengthened to put the world on track to meet the energy targets for 2030. SDG7 specifically aims to reach people living in poverty.
For more information regarding the facility please visit the SDG 7 Results page.