Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all



Including migrants in efforts to expand affordable and clean energy access. Migrants can be vulnerable groups when it comes to accessing affordable, reliable and modern energy, especially certain migrant groups such as refugees and IDPs.

Working towards sustainable energy consumption for migrants and native populations alike. Many cities and communities face increasing demand for goods and services as a result of migration, and there can be high pressure on already scarce resources and a rise in energy consumption. Achieving sustainable energy consumption patterns would help address these issues.

Including migrants and migrant organisations in energy management. Migrant groups can be directly involved in energy management, and remittances, investment and knowledge transfers can also help enhance access to energy services and support renewable energy technologies.




Relevant migration-related targets

  • 7.1 - By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services
  • 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


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IOM Institutional Strategy on Migration and Sustainable Development


The IOM Institutional Strategy on Migration and Sustainable Development outlines a whole-of-organization approach to comprehensively integrate migration and development into policymaking and programming within IOM. It recognizes that migration, when well managed, can be both a development strategy and a development outcome.