Reliable access to energy is the foundation of modern living and all modern economies. However, millions of people around the world still live without access to any electricity, and billions more live without enough energy to become prosperous, competitive, and climate-resilient. To lift all people out of poverty, we must raise global ambitions and aim for the next step on the energy ladder. The Modern Energy Minimum is that next step. Scroll down to find out why.
Raising our global energy ambition
The evidence is clear: the world must urgently deliver access to electrification for all. But to truly empower people to live better lives, reach the middle class, and be resilient to climate change, we must raise our global energy ambitions.
The Modern Energy Minimum offers a better way to track progress consistent with broader development goals related to employment and equality, while also helping to reveal where hidden energy poverty is holding people back from achieving their full economic potential.
The next step is for influential international bodies to adopt and operationalize the Modern Energy Minimum, starting with the collection and reporting of data. Adopting this new metric will help to ensure that international efforts to end energy poverty result in just, meaningful and sustained development outcomes. You can download and read the full report below.
Raising Global Energy Ambitions: The 1,000 kWh Modern Energy MinimumEnergy is fundamental to modern living and economic prosperity. The current global crisis has exposed stark inequalities and raised the urgency of providing modern energy for everyone. Energy is a necessary prerequisite to both recovery and to long-term development goals. Energy for Growth Hub’s new report proposes a Modern Energy Minimum of 1,000 kWh per […]Download PDF
Raising Energy Ambitions: The Modern Energy Minimum
Energy is fundamental to modern living and economic prosperity. The current global crisis has exposed stark inequalities and raised the urgency of providing modern energy for everyone. Energy is a prerequisite to both recovery and to long-term development goals. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 calls for “access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for […]More