The recent sixth assessment report of the IPCC warned again of the dangers of climate change. We may be able to limit global warming to a maximum of 1.5°C but only if we take big steps now to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time a third of humanity uses dangerous and unsafe cooking systems and 759 million people have no access to electrical power.
The UN Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) 'Affordable and Clean Energy' exists to engage with grand global challenges and facilitate the rapid expansion of modern renewable energy systems, particularly in heating and transport, and an acceleration of energy efficient technology. If we can do both we can help prevent an environmental catastrophe while improving the health and standards of living of hundreds of millions.
On this page we highlight key contributions from Springer Nature’s authors to help readers make sense of developments in energy research and how they can address the great challenges posed by SDG7 - to ensure that the world has access to affordable and reliable energy while protecting the future of its environment.
We invite you to read selected chapters, articles and collections for free until October 9th.