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Sustainable Development Goals and LGBTI people’s human rights | SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy

SDG 7 aims to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. To achieve this, several targets must be met, such as increasing the use of renewable energy, improving enerRead moregy efficiency, and securing access to energy services for all especially in least-developed countries. Read less

Sustainable Development Goals and LGBTI people’s human rights | SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

SDG 7 aims to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. To achieve this, several targets must be met, such as increasing the use of renewable energy, improving energy efficiency, and securing access to energy services for all especially in leastdeveloped countries,

Transcription: Sustainable Development Goals and LGBTI people’s human rights | #SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Hello everyone!

Welcome to ILGA World’s informative video series about the Sustainable Development Goals.

In this video, I’m going to talk about SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy. SDG 7 aims to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. To achieve this, several targets must be met, such as increasing the use of renewable energy, improving energy efficiency, and securing access to energy services for all especially in least-developed countries. 

Clean and renewable energy is essential to the health and well-being of LGBTI people. Harmful non-renewable energy creates environmental harms to which LGBTI people are disproportionately exposed. Due to inequitable urban planning, discrimination in housing, employment and health, and structural poverty, some LGBTI people are unhoused or driven to housing units and neighbourhoods where they are more exposed to pollution and lack access to energy. In the energy sector, discrimination persists. LGBTI people are also excluded from decision-making, leaving their issues out of critical decisions on energy.

Our website, ilga.org provides further resources and information on Agenda 2030’s opportunities for LGBTI advocacy and it is a great starting point if you want to learn more.  

You can also drop us a message at [email protected] if you have any questions about the SDGs or if you think we can help you in advocating for LGBTI people where you’re from.  

Thank you so much for watching and see you soon for our next video. 

 

Useful links 

ILGA World Intro to Agenda 2030

ILGA World video for SDG #1

ILGA World video for SDG #2

ILGA World video for SDG #3

ILGA World video for SDG #4

ILGA World video for SDG #5

UN website for Goal 6