Global Population Without Access To Electricity Drops By 400 Million Since 2010

Friday, May 31, 2019

By James Ellsmoor

If the world does not step up efforts on renewable energy, it will fall short of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030. This is according to a new report compiled by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Specifically, SDG 7 sets out to “ensure access to affordable, reliable and modern energy for all”. Despite significant progress in recent years with an increasing level of global electrification, more sustained efforts are needed to reach some of the world’s poorest populations and to improve energy sustainability.

Photo courtesy of Dana Smillie.

Source: Forbes (link opens in a new window)

energy access, global development, renewable energy, research, SDGs