Over one billion people in the world still live without access to electricity, and more than three billion people lack access to clean cooking solutions. To address this, the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 calls for universal access to affordable and clean energy by 2030. However, our analysis finds that the current rate of investment is far too low to achieve universal energy access by 2030.

In this webinar, we share findings from a SE4All, CPI, and World Bank report, Understanding the Landscape: Tracking Finance for Electricity and Clean Cooking Access in High-Impact Countries, that looks at the public, private, domestic, and international finance directed at the electricity and cooking sectors of 20 High Impact Countries. These 20 countries have the highest deficit of energy access in the world, and are home to 80% of those living without access to modern energy globally.

• Cameron Carswell, Analyst, Climate Policy Initiative
• Vivien Foster, Global Lead (Energy Economics, Markets & Institutions), World Bank
• Fiona Messent, Finance Specialist, Sustainable Energy for All


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