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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The IEC and the Sustainable Development Goals


Energy, and especially electricity, is the golden thread that impacts most of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and beyond that, the development of every nation and economy.

The United Nations has recognized energy as a cornerstone for economic development, facilitating poverty and hunger reduction efforts, improving education, women’s empowerment and healthcare.

IEC work directly impacts 12 of the 17 SDGs. It provides the technical foundation for the entire energy chain and all equipment that is driven by electricity. IEC work improves the safety of devices, workers and populations. It enables energy efficiency gains and increases resilience and long-term viability of infrastructure, while reducing cost.


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The IEC and the Sustainable
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The IEC and the Sustainable
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