Access to clean cooking services in energy and emission scenarios after COVID-19

Pachauri, S. ORCID:, Poblete-Cazenave, M., Aktas, A., & Gidden, M.J. ORCID: (2021). Access to clean cooking services in energy and emission scenarios after COVID-19. Nature Energy 6 1067-1076. 10.1038/s41560-021-00911-9.

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Slow progress in expanding clean cooking access is hindering progress on health, gender, equity, climate and air quality goals globally. Despite a rising population share with clean cooking access, the number of cooking poor remains stagnant. In this study we explored clean cooking access until 2050 under three reference scenarios, a COVID-19 recovery scenario and ambitious climate mitigation policy scenarios. Our analysis shows that universal access may not be achieved even in 2050. A protracted recession after the pandemic could leave an additional 470 million people unable to afford clean cooking services in 2030 relative to a reference scenario, with populations in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia the worst affected. Ambitious climate mitigation needs to be twinned with robust energy access policies to prevent an additional 200 million people being unable to transition to clean cooking in 2030. Our findings underline the need for immediate acceleration in efforts to make clean cooking accessible and affordable to all.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: clean cooking; emission scenarios; COVID-19; air quality
Research Programs: Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE)
Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) > Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions (TISS)
Population and Just Societies (POPJUS)
Population and Just Societies (POPJUS) > Social Cohesion, Health, and Wellbeing (SHAW)
Depositing User: Michaela Rossini
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2021 18:30
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2022 03:00

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