We work to secure an inclusive, clean energy transition, one that addresses energy poverty, enhances prosperity in both developed and developing countries, and protects our planet.
We help countries and regions with major energy access gaps improve access to electricity and clean cooking for their populations. This energy creates new possibilities for individuals while supporting a country’s development goals.
Countries need energy access that is reliable and sufficient to power economic development. Investments in clean energy produce 3.5 times more jobs than the same investments in fossil fuels.
The challenges of fighting climate change and delivering energy access go hand-in-hand. We work with countries and stakeholders to ensure that energy access efforts minimize environmental impacts and harness the power of energy efficiency.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has shown, health facilities need reliable power to treat patients effectively and to vaccinate populations. Clean cooking access can help save the 4 million people die prematurely every year from illnesses associated smoke.
Both clean cooking and electricity are proven to benefit women in terms of creating employment opportunities and reducing their exposure to environmental harms. We also directly support efforts to mentor, train, and champion the next generation of female energy leaders.
To mainstream the voices of young people today, we work with youth and youth-led groups to provide academic and career opportunities in the energy sector; and inspire youth to actively participate in achieving SDG7. After all, their future economic opportunities and environment are at stake.
Our business plan includes 12 programmes, together acting as a value chain of global influence and country support that provides clear pathways to accelerate progress towards the achievement of SDG7.
Data and evidence
Data and evidence are the foundation for driving action to meet our global energy goals and achieve SDG7.
Recognizing the critical role energy plays in combatting the pandemic and catalyzing an economic recovery, we have adjusted our existing programs and launched new initiatives to support the global COVID-19 response.