in: Loewe, Markus / Nicole Rippin (eds.), Translating an ambitious vision into global transformation: the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, Bonn: German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), (Discussion Paper 7/2015), 47-50
SDG 7 contains issues that are important because they support the implementation of Goal 8 (access to energy as a means to promote growth and employment) and SDGs 12 and 13 (a reduction in non-renewable energy consumption as a means for more sustainable consumption and production and climate stability). For practical and political considerations, the goal has been established as a stand-alone goal. More specific target values would have been desirable, as well as more ambitious formulations in the goal with regard to reductions in energy consumption.