Biodiversity for Sustainable Development


Contributions of Biodiversity to SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Globally, 3 billion people rely on biological resources including wood, coal, charcoal or animal waste for cooking and heating. Bio-energy produced from renewable biomass such as forestry byproducts and agricultural residues, and other forms of renewable energy generated based on ecosystems such as hydropower systems, can provide major opportunities for supplying cleaner and affordable energy. By optimizing the use of natural, local and renewable resources, ecosystem-based approaches to food production reduce dependency on fossil fuels and external synthetic inputs.

Related SDG 7 Targets

  • SDG Target 7.1: By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services (related to Aichi Targets: 5, 7, 14, 15, 19)
  • SDG Target 7.2: By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix (related Aichi Targets: 14, 19)

Relevant Aichi Biodiversity Targets
Habitat loss halved or reduced
Sustainable agriculture aquaculture and forestry
Ecosystem services
Ecosystem restoration and resilience
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