The United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides a global “blueprint for action” on an urgent range of sustainable development imperatives. Within this Agenda are 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There are more than 1,000 applications of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), a clean-burning fuel, which contribute to all the SDGs either directly or indirectly in a range of ways.
The value of LPG is easily recognized in the context of SDG 7 focusing on affordable and clean energy, given its widespread use as a household cooking fuel. This is, however, only a small part of the story.
This short report provides an overview summary of the contributions of LPG towards several SDGs. It is not an exhaustive list, but is intended to showcase, via a range of case studies, some applications of LPG in both developed and developing countries, and how they contribute to expediting global achievement of the SDGs by 2030