Global Tracking Framework Report identifies countries with most potential to make “high-impact” progress on sustainable energy and specifies policy measures to scale up action

 VIENNA, May 28, 2013 - About 1.2 billion people – almost the population of India – don’t have access to electricity, 2.8 billion have to rely on wood or other biomass to cook and heat their homes, renewable energy accounts for 18 percent of the global energy mix, and the largest energy savings and greatest expansion of renewables happened in China.

These are just some of the findings of a unique new report by a multi-agency team led by the World Bank.  The report, compiled by experts from 15 agencies, is the first of a series to monitor progress towards the three objectives of the Sustainable Energy for All initiative, launched in 2011 by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

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