WWF has as target to contribute to eradicating energy poverty by 2030 globally. It will support the establishment, by 2015, of credible and implementable national targets for 2030.
Goal and Objectives
Energy Access GoalThe Energy Access strategy will contribute to the overarching global climate and energy vision and goals and more specifically to the renewable energy at scale strategic objective. It specifies how this objective will be achieved.
GCEI strategy Objective 2; Renewable energy at scale:
By 2015, ten focus countries have agreed to national renewable energy targets for 2030 in line with WWF's 100% renewable vision, including a target for ending energy poverty by 2030 in developing countries.
Energy Access ObjectiveBy 2015 at least 5 key developing countries have developed policy frameworks, and initiated ambitious & measurable action towards ending energy poverty by 2030.
Key countries so far include Madagascar, Uganda, South Africa, India, Indonesia, and Nepal. They host a major share of the global poor without access as well as offices in those countries willing to addressing the issue though at different speed.
To combat climate change, ensure social development and provide demand-driven highly-efficient energy services we need a shift to an energy system with appropriate renewable energy solutions that empower people.
The purpose of the Energy Access Strategy is to explain how WWF will work towards 2015 to have focus country governments agree to targets and measures to end energy poverty by 2030.
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