SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

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7.1 By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services.

Smart Energy

GCI runs urban development projects to provide marginalized communities with affordable and renewable energy services.


7.2 By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

Smart Energy

GCI implements urban development projects to improve access to renewable energy among vulnerable communities. Moreover, we promote the global energy transition by advocating for the removal of fossil fuel subsidies and the support of renewable alternatives wherever possible.


7.a By 2030, enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology, and promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology.

Smart Energy

Our international network enables a sharing of technology and resources across national organisations and between countries. For instance, Green Cross Italy has worked to deliver water and sanitation projects in Senegal, Green Cross Japan has carried out projects in Sri Lanka and Global Green USA has built infrastructure in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


7.b By 2030, expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island developing States and landlocked developing countries, in accordance with their respective programmes of support.

Water for Life and Peace

Both the Freddas and Smart Energy for Green Schools projects use solar photovoltaic panels to power sustainable water infrastructure, thereby providing vulnerable communities in West Africa with sustainable and modern energy services.