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Indicator 7.b.1

Investments in energy efficiency as a proportion of GDP and the amount of foreign direct investment in financial transfer for infrastructure and technology to sustainable development services

Energy efficiency acquisitions as a proportion of GDP

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Source: Office For National Statistics

Geographical Area: United Kingdom

Unit of Measurement: Percentage (%)

Footnote: Indicator 7.b.1 is in two parts. Part 1 of the indicator (“Investments in energy efficiency as a proportion of GDP...") is currently displaying, and we are in the process of sourcing Part 2 ("...the amount of foreign direct investment in financial transfer for infrastructure and technology to sustainable development services”). FDI data disaggregated by ‘sustainability development services’ (or similar) are not currently available, and UN Stat (1) recommend further 'reflections on definition' to inform data acquisition for this indicator. (1) - https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/files/meetings/iaeg-sdgs-meeting-03/3rd-IAEG-SDGs-presentation-SE4ALL--7.b.1.pdf

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Energy efficiency acquisitions as a proportion of GDP

Indicator description
Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Unit of measurement

Percentage (%)

Definitions

IEA - International Energy Agency ODA - Overseas Development Assistance Sustainable Development Services definition from https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/files/meetings/iaeg-sdgs-meeting-03/3rd-IAEG-SDGs-presentation-SE4ALL–7.b.1.pdf

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This, or part of this, indicator is awaiting the development of internationally established methodology and standards (classified by the UN as tier 3). This indicator is being used as an approximation of the UN SDG Indicator. Where possible, we will work to identify or develop UK data to meet the global indicator specification. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Investments in energy efficiency as a proportion of GDP and the amount of foreign direct investment in financial transfer for infrastructure and technology to sustainable development services

Target name

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 landlocked developing countries, in accordance with their respective programmes of support

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier III

UN custodian agency

International Energy Agency (IEA)

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Source 1

Organisation

Office For National Statistics

Periodicity

Annual

Earliest available data

2014

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

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Release date

31/01/2018

Next release

TBC

Statistical classification

Official Statistic

Contact details

David Ainslie, environment.accounts@ons.gsi.gov.uk

Other information

UNSTAT Metadata - https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/files/meetings/iaeg-sdgs-meeting-03/3rd-IAEG-SDGs-presentation-SE4ALL–7.b.1.pdf

Source 2

Organisation

Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Periodicity

Quarterly

Earliest available data

1955

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

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Release date

22/02/2018

Next release

29/05/2018

Statistical classification

Official Statistic

Contact details

Robert Kent-Smith gdp@ons.gsi.gov.uk Telephone - +44(0)1633 651618

Other information