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

Energy management is a key tool for energy efficient and environmentally friendly shipping that enhances profitability within a tightening regulatory framework. WMU contributes to UN SDG 7 through expertise in maritime energy management education and research focused on low-carbon shipping, energy efficiency and renewable sources of ocean energy. In 2014, WMU introduced the Maritime Energy postgraduate diploma and successively in 2016 an MSc specialization in Maritime Energy Management. The International Conference on Maritime Energy Management (MARENER) was held at WMU in January 2017 offering a forum for knowledge sharing to over 300 participants from 83 countries. These efforts underline WMU’s commitment to UN SDG 7, in particular the following Targets:

7.a By 2030, enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology, and promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology

7.b By 2030, expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island developing States, and land-locked developing countries, in accordance with their respective programmes of support