The Asia and the Pacific region is largely on track to achieve universal access to electricity. However, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) estimates that approximately 21 percent of the population will remain without access to clean cooking in 2030
This deep dive workshop will highlight the opportunity for an accelerated clean cooking transition through improved planning approaches and tools that can enable country action and unlock finance towards achieving SDG7. The workshop will show through country examples how clean cooking can be incorporated into national energy access planning, and how data, evidence and intelligence, consumer awareness, and gender focused action can help de-risk the clean cooking sector for investments. The Asia-pacific region, which has significantly expanded access to electricity in the past 10 years, is familiar with eCooking solutions, with many households already using rice-cookers and electric stoves.
The workshop will also spotlight how promoting clean cooking and closing the electricity access gap can be merged into a Twin Opportunity of Electricity Spurring a Clean eCooking Transition by integrating eCooking into energy access planning. As governments and utilities and their partners seek to expand and make them cleaner, they have an opportunity to drive wider adoption of eCooking, while also stimulating electricity demand and improving the business case for new on- and off-grid connections.
The workshop will bring together representatives of partner countries and institutions, as well as utilities and the private sector with the aim of sharing their perspectives on integrated energy access planning including how to consolidate cooking (including eCooking) as a critical climate solution that also delivers on sustainable development outcomes and attract climate investment in the clean cooking sector.
- To highlight opportunities for accelerated clean cooking transition at the country level;
- To demonstrate how clean cooking can be incorporated into national energy access planning; and
- To spotlight examples of focused actions that can help de-risk the clean cooking sector for investments.
- To demonstrate the need and the opportunity for increased finance in the sector: Carbon Markets and results-based finance for eCooking
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Deputy Director of Division, Department of Planning and Cooperation, Ministry of Energy and Mines - Lao People's Democratic Republic
Deputy Head Of Energy Efficiency And Renewable Energy Policy And Sustainable Development Department, Ministry Of Economy And Sustainable Development Of Georgia