• Caterina Sullivan

Interconnectedness of the Goals: Goal 7 & Goal 10

Updated: Nov 4, 2018



One of the most exciting aspects of the Global Goals is their interconnectedness. Previously, the multiple areas of development have been treated rather separately within their own categories. Now, however, we have a way to explore how social, environmental and economic development are all related to one another. This year, we are exploring how each goal and their associated targets need to see the achievement of each other in order to be fulfilled as a whole.

Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy and Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

Goal 7 aims to provide energy which is not only affordable and clean but also reliable to citizens all around the world, and Goal 10 aims to ensure everyone has equal opportunity to succeed and live their best life possible, regardless of social and physical factors.

"Clean energy access often means the difference between prosperity and poverty, between women’s empowerment and continued inequality, between education and illiteracy."

-Richard Branson

This quote sums up perfectly the relationship between Goal 7 and Goal 10. In today's modern world, which is increasingly reliant on technology, it is important that all citizens have access to adequate affordable and clean energy. By providing energy to the world's poorest people, we will be able to empower them and promote their inclusion in society on a social, economic and political level of engagement.

When we discuss the idea of reducing inequalities between countries, energy plays a very important role. For instance, it is estimated that Sub-Saharan Africa loses 2.1% of its gross domestic from electricity blackouts alone. By being able to rely on an affordable supply of clean energy, many developing countries throughout the world will be able to further develop their economy and their society, keeping in mind environmental sustainability.

To find out more about these two goals and their interrelatedness, you can read more by visiting #Goal7: #AffordableEnergy and #CleanEnergy and #Goal10: #ReducedInequalities.

This article was originally published on the Global Goals Australia Campaign website.

#goal7 #affordableenergy #cleanenergy #goal10 #reducedinequalities

Authorised by Caterina Sullivan (2018)

PO Box 6157

O'CONNOR ACT 2602

Australia