Official launch of Energizing Finance 2020 research
Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7)—affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all—presents a monumental challenge, one that the world is nowhere near on track to achieving. We have only a decade left to bring electricity access to 789 million people and clean cooking solutions to 2.8 billion. But what is the volume of investment required to deliver energy access to these people? How much finance must be mobilized, in what form, and where should it flow?
These are the questions that SEforALL seeks to answer as part of its flagship research series, Energizing Finance. This year research consists of two reports, Understanding the Landscape and Missing the Mark, which provide a clear and comprehensive view of current finance commitments and disbursements for energy access solutions (electricity and clean cooking) in twenty Sub-Saharan African and Asian countries that together are home to more than 80 percent of people globally without energy access.
This virtual launch event provides an in-depth look at this year’s key findings to offer a clear and comprehensive view of where progress is being made, and where problems lie, in the financing of energy access, which is critical to achieving SDG7.