In 2016, Belgiumʹs energy dependence, the ratio between net imports and energy consumption, amounted to 76%. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must decrease.
Energy dependence - Belgium and international comparison
percentage of energy consumption
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Eurostat (2018), Energy dependence [sdg_07_50], https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 28/09/2018).
UN target: goal 7 - Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all services.
UN indicator: the selected indicator does not correspond to a UN indicator, but is related to UN goal 7.
SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations (2015), Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015, document A/RES/70/1.
Indicators: United Nations (2017), Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, document A/RES/71/313.
UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).
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