Tourism is energy-intensive and as a sector can also be a source of environmental damage, especially when reliant on scarce resources like fossil fuels. By promoting investment in clean energy sources, tourism can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, mitigate climate change and contribute to access to energy for all. The implementation of renewables in a local community can start in the tourism sector, for example, ocean energy in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). 

Paying particular attention to the potential growth of developing countries, tourism stakeholders should prioritize energy efficiency across operations and whenever possible aim to source operational electricity needs from renewable sources.

 There are three targets within SDG 7 that are deemed have a closer link for tourism to help ensure access tpoaffordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. These targets have been selected to base the potential project indicators.