GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

<p>Between 1990 and 2010, the number of people with access to electricity has increased by 1.7 billion, and as the global population continues to rise so will the demand for cheap energy. A global economy reliant on fossil fuels, and the increase of greenhouse gas emissions is creating drastic changes to our climate system. This is impacting every continent. Efforts to encourage clean energy has resulted in more than 20 percent of global power being generated by renewable sources as of 2011. Still one in seven people lack access to electricity, and as the demand continues to rise there needs to be a substantial increase in the production of renewable energy across the world. Ensuring universal access to affordable electricity by 2030 means investing in clean energy sources such as solar, wind and thermal. Adopting cost-effective standards for a wider range of technologies could also reduce the global electricity consumption by buildings and industry by 14 percent. This means avoiding roughly 1,300 mid-size power plants. Expanding infrastructure and upgrading technology to provide clean energy in all developing countries is a crucial goal that can both encourage growth and help the environment.</p>

Latest Projects

Regional

The Venice Forum on the Future of Cities/Cities of the Future

Regional

Green Finance Innovation Platform: Derisking Renewable Energy Investments in the Arab Region

Sudan

Big Data for Development – Scaling Out, Up and Deep for Development Impact in Sudan

Somalia

Scaling Future Ready

Lebanon

A human-centred approach to crisis response in Lebanon

Lebanon

Development of Impact Investment Platform LiveLebanon 2.0 with crowdinvesting and blockchain technology: CedarCoin

Sudan

Engaging citizens to measure public service delivery via community radio

Regional

Hacking the Project Cycle for Impact in Arab States & Africa

Multiple Countries

Colour of Innovation

Regional

Measuring SDG Tier III Indicators

Egypt

Africa Impact Investment Summit

Egypt

Behavioural Insights and designing low-cost evaluations to combat violence against women

Egypt

Funding for impact

Egypt

”Internet of Things” Competition to Promote Inclusive Living for Persons with Disabilities

Jordan

Voices of marginalized and at- risk communities to improve interventions targeting social cohesion and the prevention of violent extremism - Jordan

Somalia

Future Ready

Somalia

Social Innovation Camp

Somalia

Open Innovation Challenge

Kuwait

Behavioural Insights Unit

Bahrain

The King Hamad Youth Empowerment Award

Bahrain

Youth Empowerment in Education

Lebanon

Speak Your Mind to Prevent Conflict

Regional

Universities Against Corruption

Egypt

Social Innovation Hub to address the gender gap in Egypt through fostering innovation and entrepreneurship among young women