Affordable and Clean Energy
 Affordable and Clean Energy
Affordable and Clean Energy
 Affordable and Clean Energy

SDG #7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today. Be it for jobs, security, climate change, food production or increasing incomes, access to energy for all is essential. Working towards this goal is especially important as it interlinks with other Sustainable Development Goals. Focusing on universal access to energy, increased energy efficiency and the increased use of renewable energy through new economic and job opportunities is crucial to creating more sustainable and inclusive communities and resilience to environmental issues like climate change.

Curaçao hosts an abundance of natural wealth, including a unique diversity of species, ecosystems and landscapes. The island benefits from a variety of essential ecosystem services, including the provision of water, food, oxygen, energy, spaces for recreation and tourism, raw material for industrial development, the control of diseases, and the reduction of climate hazards.

However, Curaçao faces the same natural resource constraints, risks and challenges of many other small island developing states, including: biodiversity loss and ecosystem functioning; managing threats from chemicals and waste; unsustainable use of natural resources; climate change and its impacts.

Facts and figures

  • 30%

    30% of Curaçao's energy use comes from renewable energy sources. (National Energy Policy Curaçao, 2017)
  • 50%

    The objective is to cover at least 50% of national energy needs from locally available renewable energy resources by 2035.
  • 25%

    Reduce the national energy consumption per capita with at least 25% before 2040.

Other SDG`s for Curacao

  • 1 No Poverty
  • 3 Good health and Well Being
  • 4 Quality Education
  • 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • 14 Life Bellow Water
  • SGD's

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