Story Highlights
  • Pace of progress on sustainable energy goals on energy access, renewable energy and energy efficiency fell short of what is needed to meet global objectives by 2030.
  • But in just about every area of sustainable energy, some countries are outperforming the world, indicating that greater policy focus could result in significant payoffs.
  • Progress on energy efficiency is gaining momentum, thanks to decreasing intensity of final energy consumption in industry, agriculture, services, and transport.
Progress toward Sustainable Energy Interactive Website
April 06 2017

GTF, funded by the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) was produced jointly with the International Energy Agency (IEA) and in partnership with 20 partner agencies in the energy space including five United Nations Regional Economic Commissions – ECLAC, ESCAP, ESCWA, UNECA, UNECE.

The report, which has been updated every two years so far will be updated annually going forward. GTF also has a new interactive website that allows users to download data and country level reports, as well as create their own customized graphics including maps, time lines, and cross-country comparisons.

For more details and interactive data, visit

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