Energy is a fundamental human need and a critical driver of sustainable development. International commitments to climate neutrality envisage the radical transformation of our energy systems, and one of the key priorities is to do it in a fair and inclusive way. However, access to energy remains a challenge for many communities, especially for women and marginalized groups. Energy poverty is not only a matter of access to electricity and heating but also encompasses the availability, reliability, and affordability of energy services. As the world moves towards a more sustainable energy future, it is essential to ensure that the energy transition is inclusive, equitable, and just for all.

Stockholm Environment Institute; The Agence Française de Développement (AFD); EU; UN Women ECA