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Affordable and clean energy: Sustainable Development Goal 7

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

The Australian Government is committed to ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy, while meeting our targets under the Paris Agreement. To contribute to meeting our emissions reduction target under the Paris Agreement, Australia is committed to reducing emissions and to maintaining its share of additional renewable energy to 33,000 gigawatt hours. For more information on Australia’s international cooperation and development assistance towards this goal, refer to pp. 53-57 of Australia’s Report on the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals [PDF].

Engage with Australia’s development assistance and partners

Government, the business sector and civil society partnerships are vital to making progress on SDG 7, offering innovative and responsive solutions to complex challenges in ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy.

Asian Development Bank

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is an important development partner for Australia that leverages significant financial resources and expertise for sustainable development and poverty reduction. It is the principal international development finance institution for the Asia-Pacific region and its strategic priorities closely align with the objectives of Australia's aid program including contributing to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction.

Business Partnerships Platform

Business Partnerships Platform is DFAT’s principal program contributing directly to accelerating Australia’s collaboration with business to address development challenges in our region.

Private Financing Advisory Network

Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) is a global network of climate and clean energy financing experts that facilitate developing climate and clean energy projects in emerging markets.

InfraCo Asia

InfraCo Asia provides capital to develop infrastructure projects into viable investment opportunities, with the aim of stimulating greater private sector infrastructure investment in South and Southeast Asia.

Southeast Asia Economic Governance and Infrastructure Facility

Southeast Asia Economic Governance and Infrastructure Facility (SEAEGIF) [PDF] supports government-to-government partnerships and other Australian institutional linkages with Southeast Asia, aimed at improving economic governance for better infrastructure outcomes.

Australian Water Partnership

Australian Water Partnership is an international cooperation initiative helping developing countries in the Indo-Pacific region, and beyond, work towards the sustainable management of their water resources, actively supporting the Sustainable Development Goals.

Australian Energy Market Operator

Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) manages electricity and gas systems and markets across Australia to ensure access to affordable, secure and reliable energy. DFAT is developing a memorandum of understanding with AEMO, which is a founding member of the Global Power System Transformation Consortium.

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