Currently, nearly 1.2 billion people, 16% of the world’s population, have no access to electricity and around 2.7 billion people, 37% of people on earth, are without clean cooking facilities.
In accordance with the International Energy Agency, we define lack of access to electricity and to clean cooking facilities as a lack of access to “modern energy”. Over 95% of the people without access to modern energy are concentrated in sub-Saharan Africa or developing countries in Asia and 84% of them live in rural areas. The distribution of this energy poverty largely coincides with the world’s distribution of the overall extreme poverty.
In 2015, the United Nations adopted the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, which includes a set of 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.
To “Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all” (Goal 7) is a significant challenge that the global community must rise to and win.
Within the framework of the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the adoption of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change (COP21), the Florence School of Regulation contributes to the process of ensuring affordable, reliable, and modern energy for all through the FSR A2E initiative.
The FSR A2E initiative is focusing on the role of regulation by:
- Supporting capacity building by making training accessible to the relevant stakeholders.
- NEXT OPPORTUNITY: FSR Online Training on the regulation of the power sector (20 February 2017 – 20 June 2017).
- 10 free places are open to candidates from low income and lower middle income countries. Deadline for application 3rd February 2017.
- For further information on the application procedure please contact: Pia Lovengreen Alessi
- Facilitate the development and adoption of appropriate regulation.
- Through our internal expert group and external strategic partnerships, FSR continually explores ways to expand knowledge and best practices of regulatory tools that promote universal access to energy
- Report: Public regulation to facilitate implementation of access-to-energy projects(published June 2016)
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