Global Goal no. 7: Affordable and clean energy
Here are some of the targets:
- By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services
- By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix
- By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency
- By 2030, enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology, and promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology
- By 2030, expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island developing States, and land-locked developing countries, in accordance with their respective programmes of support
What it means for Romania
Romania can develop production systems for all renewable energy types, depending on the geographical regions. Studies show that the potential of producing green energy is made of 65% biomass, 17% wind energy, 12% solar, 4% hydropower, 2% voltaic and geothermal.
According to the map designed by the National Meteorology Administration, the energetic potential of Romanis is regionally distributed as follows:
- Danube Delta – solar energy;
- Dobrogea – solar and wind power;
- Moldova – micro-hydropower, solar and biomass;
- Carpathians – growing potential for biomass and micro-hydropower energy;
- Transylvania - growing potential for micro-hydropower;
- Western Plain – possibility for geothermal energy;
- Sub-Carpathians - possibility for biomass and micro-hydropower;
- Romanian Plain – biomass, geothermal and solar energy.
What you can do
If you are an individual, become a global citizen and take action online and offline (see details)!
If you are a company, join the Global Compact Network Romania (GCNR) and become more responsible, as part of a global initiative (see details)! As part of the GCNR, you will better understand the goals, will be helped to implement them in your business and will share your experiences with other participants.
About the Global Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals – SDG, drafted by the United Nations, have been unanimously adopted by the 193 UN state leaders present at the UN Global Compact in New York, September 25th-27th. The 17 goals advanced to the international community for the next 15 years aim at ending extreme poverty, fighting inequality and injustice and fixing climate change. The objectives are global in themselves, but their success depends on the local and national implementation efforts and ther are expected to trigger a chain reaction in the business sector and at the level of the administrative and political decisions.
Romania values this event and was represented, for the first time in the last decade, at its highest level, by president Klaus Iohannis.