Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

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Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all


This overview addresses sport’s role and potential in relation to the seventh Sustainable Development Goal. It outlines the contribution of sport to ensure access, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. The overview aims at informing, inspiring, encouraging and supporting sport’s contributions to the SDGs by football clubs, foundations, community trusts, football associations and leagues.

  • Sport programmes and activities can support initiatives aiming at developing energy provision systems and ensuring access to energy.
  • Sport can be a forum for discussion and promotion of energy efficiency. It can promote energy efficiency and clean energy through joint work by relevant stakeholders.
  • Sport facilities and sport events can contribute to targets concerning renewable energy, energy efficiency and access to clean energy by respecting standards and recommendations in these regards.
  • Sport infrastructures can promote organisation models that adopt clean and sustainable energy use.

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