UN-Energy aims to achieve a double goal: to eliminate energy poverty and to address climate change through renewable and sustainable energy for all - this represents the SDG7. The 2021 High-Level Energy Dialogue emphasized the urgency of accelerating the energy transition.

UN-Energy is the United Nations mechanism for interagency collaboration on energy. Its purpose is to promote coherence among the UN system's multidisciplinary actions to meet SDG 7, thereby enabling achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and to promote coordination and collaboration within the United Nations on policy development and implementation, as well as knowledge sharing. UN-Energy brings together 30 of the world's leading organizations in the field of energy and sustainable development. UN-Energy organizations currently work with over 190 countries worldwide. They provide a variety of services and programs at the global, regional and national levels.

The High-Level Energy Dialogue under the auspices of the UN General Assembly, attended by world leaders on September 24, 2021 brought as its outcome a global roadmap for accelerated SDG-7.  This roadmap provides a guide for cross-sector collective action on energy to achieve scaled and broad impact. It includes five key areas: Decreasing the energy access gap; rapidly transitioning to decarbonized energy systems; mobilizing funding; leaving no one behind; and utilizing innovation, technology and data. The roadmap announces 2025 and 2030 as milestones.