June 27

Report: Progress on Basic Energy Access Reverses for First Time in a Decade

Global energy access gap worsens as population growth outpaces new connections: 685 million people living without electricity access in 2022, 2.1 billion people continue to rely on damaging cooking fuels globally.

A new report 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), released today, finds that the world remains off course to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 for energy by 2030.

Photo courtesy of UN Migration Agency (IOM).

Source: IEA (link opens in a new window)

clean cooking, energy access, renewable energy, SDGs