This session will explore the 2017 edition of Practical Action’s Poor People’s Energy Outlook.
Demonstrating how to overcome ‘business as usual’ approaches to energy access financing that are currently unable to deliver on our global goals, Poor People’s Energy Outlook (PPEO) 2017 explores the mix of funding needed to realize the people-centred national energy access plans outlined in PPEO 2016; which were based on the energy access priorities expressed by 12 energy-poor communities across Bangladesh, Kenya and Togo. The PPEO 2017 also looks at the mix of technologies and funding required to achieve national and global energy access goals - and the roles of civil society and the private and public sectors in making this a reality. The session will highlight in particular:
The importance of distributed energy systems in providing universal access, and the financial implications of these;
National and global financing requirements for clean cooking fuels and technologies;
The role of finance in promoting gender equity and women’s empowerment across the energy access value chain;
National financing strategies needed to address energy for productive uses beyond the household.
The session will be particularly relevant to those interested in the high-level panel debates on Financing Innovative Business Models and The Role of Energy in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with a focus on poverty.