More Investment Needed To Meet 2030 Energy Goals, Reduce Unhealthy Cooking Methods, Report Says

The Telegraph: Lack of investment in clean energy risks leaving world’s poorest behind
“People in some of the world’s poorest countries are at risk of being left even further behind because of a lack of investment in renewable energy and clean sources of cooking, a report warns. A report by the organizations Sustainable Energy for All and the Climate Policy Initiative, has mapped investment into electricity and clean cooking sources in 20 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia and has found that investment is severely lagging behind…” (Gulland, 10/22).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Energy aid neglects ‘health emergency’ fueled by dirty cooking
“Governments, development banks, and businesses are providing less than 1% of the money needed each year to wean 3 billion people off dirty, health-harming cooking by an international deadline of 2030, new data on energy access showed on Tuesday. In 2017, the latest figures available, funding commitments for clean cooking in 20 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia with the largest needs plummeted by 73%, to $32 million, from the average in the previous two years, found a report tracking finance towards global goals on energy…” (Rowling, 10/22).

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