In the last few decades, energy access has become one of the most reliable predictors of extreme poverty. 99% of the people who are deprived in electricity, also experience additional deprivations simultaneously, emphasizing the breadth of interlinkages between electricity access and poverty. Beyond mere access, energy must be viewed as a means to achieve productive use. Until recently it was assumed that there was an inverse relationship between increasing energy access and combating climate change. Breakthroughs in DRE technologies using renewable sources of energy have made it possible to provide reliable energy access while limiting greenhouse gas emissions. In this track, The Rockefeller Foundation, along with its partner co-hosts, aims to explore how energy access sits at the nexus between equitable economic development and climate change mitigation.
With the development sector grappling with shrinking resources, the way forward requires a coming together of all stakeholders - nonprofits, government, corporates, foundations, academia and philanthropists. Engaging them in a dialogue on the most pressing issues of our time.
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