Additional resources: The State of Access to Modern Energy Cooking Services report and launch event.
The State of Access to Modern Energy Cooking Services report was launched by ESMAP, World Bank Group, Clean Cooking Alliance, Loughborough University and MECS at a high-level virtual event during Climate Week NYC on 24th September 2020. The presentation can be accessed here and the recording of the high-level virtual launch event below:
The report provides an in-depth, comprehensive understanding of households’ cooking-energy needs with a new framework of measurement and a new set of estimates, and recommends pathways to accelerate access to modern cooking, a key component of SDG7.
In addition to the report, ESMAP have also released a database on players and initiatives and an interactive map of studies on modern energy cooking systems and initiatives. They are also developing a modern cooking energy planning tool to capitalize on the datasets to help countries make better informed decisions as part of their energy sector strategies.