Ending energy poverty.

More than one billion people around the world still have no access to energy. And more than 2.9 billion do not have access to clean cooking. Energy poverty limits economic development, stifles people’s life chances and traps millions of people into extreme poverty.

Scaling energy access »
Scaling energy access.

"Energy," said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, "is the golden thread that connects economic growth, social equity, and environmental sustainability. With access to energy, people can study, go to university, get a job, start a business - and reach their full potential."

Empowering leaders »
Empowering leaders.

Sustainable Energy for All empowers leaders to broker partnerships and unlock finance to achieve universal access to sustainable energy, as a contribution to a cleaner, just and prosperous world for all. We connect stakeholders, marshal evidence, benchmark progress, amplify the voices of our partners and tell stories of success.

A just transition »
A just transition.

Climate change and energy poverty are affecting millions of the world's most vulnerable citizens. The world's leaders have called for "universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy”. We need a complete energy transition – one that is clean, affordable – and just. Because no-one must be left behind.

Building a movement »
Building a movement.

There are thousands of organizations around the world striving to scale renewables, increase energy efficiency and secure energy access for our world's most vulnerable citizens. We are helping to build a movement that will tackle climate change while lifting millions of people out of poverty.

Ending energy poverty »

Together, we will go further - faster.

There is a sustainable energy movement underway - one that is helping to secure a cleaner, just and prosperous world for all.


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