Sustainable Energy for All, co-chaired by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, is a global initiative that aims to provide universal access to modern electricity and cooking solutions, double energy efficiency improvement rate, and double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.
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From 2010 to 2012, 222 million people gained access to electricity for the first time, but countries must work harder and faster to achieve sustainable energy goals by 2030, a new report says. Read More »
Focus of the World Bank Group - Energy for All. "I truly believe that ending poverty and ensuring sustainability are the defining challenges of our time. And access to sustainable energy is central to both of them." World Bank Group President Jim Yong KimRead More »
"Financing is the key to achieving these objectives," said World Bank Group President Kim. "To reach our goals for access to energy, energy efficiency, and renewable energy, we need to mobilize an additional $600-$800 billion a year from now to 2030."Read More »
The Bank helps countries find renewable energy solutions wherever possible. Projects include support for concentrating solar plants in North Africa, off-grid household solar in Mongolia, wind farms in Turkey, and geothermal power in Kenya.Read More »
SE4ALL efforts focus on countries where access rates are lowest. The World Bank energy roadmap plans to reach 20 countries with the goal of catalyzing access to electricity and modern cooking fuels for 200 million people by 2030.Read More »