Our Coalition supporters
Bboxx, Clean Cooking Alliance, Enabling Qapital, Envirofit, GLPGP, PayGo Energy, PayGas, Shell Foundation, Siemens Energy, SPARK+Africa, Standard Chartered, WLPGA, Standard Bank, Societe Generale, Trafigura, and African Refiners and Distributors Association.
“This report estimates for the first time that 4 billion people are without access to MECS”. Sub-Saharan Africa has the smallest share of people with access to MECS, at 10 percent, while Latin America and the Caribbean and East Asia have the highest shares, at 56 percent and 36 percent respectively.”
The State of Access to Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS), World Bank report September 2020
“LPG4SDG7 is a critical new platform for mobilizing the necessary private sector investments for the rapid scale up of access to clean cooking services in developing countries. Millions of lives could be saved with such creative public-private partnerships.”
Kandeh Yumkella, former UN Under-Secretary-General and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All
“It is impossible to end Energy Poverty and achieve SDG7 by 2030 without LPG – It is 90% cleaner than charcoal and has the ability to attract carbon credits in many markets. Pay-as-you-go LPG has the potential to reach millions of households over the next few years.”
“Black carbon, commonly known as soot, is by far the most significant short-lived climate pollutant emitted during cooking. Black carbon is a climate warming pollutant and is estimated to be second only to CO2 in its warming impact on the climate. Black carbon particles absorb sunlight, warming the atmosphere. Black carbon only remains in the atmosphere for a short period of time, then it falls back to earth with precipitation, darkening the surface of snow and ice and reducing the reflecting power of a surface, causing sea ice and glacial melting. Globally, up to 25% of black carbon emissions come from household cooking, heating, and lighting. In many Asian and African countries, household cooking can account for as much as 60-80% of black carbon emissions.
With nearly 2.4 billion people relying on firewood and charcoal (woodfuel) for cooking, woodfuel is by far the most-commonly used solid fuel3.The CO2 emissions from cooking with wood and charcoal are caused by unsustainably harvested woodfuel (when wood is harvested at a rate that exceeds regrowth) leading to forest degradation that reduces the ability of trees and shrubs to absorb emitted carbon from the air (carbon sequestration). Around 30% of the woodfuel harvested globally is unsustainable, resulting in climate damaging emissions equivalent to 2% of global emissions4. Forest degradation also causes loses in erosion control, biodiversity, and flood protection.”
“…at the current level of financing and new connections, UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 – access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all – will be missed by more than 100 million households in sub-Saharan Africa alone.”
“All of us in this coalition share a belief that we must step-up our efforts in addressing global warming and contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Trafigura is making significant investments in renewable energy, as part of our efforts to contribute to the energy transition to low or zero carbon-emitting fuels. Unfortunately, these are not realistic alternatives for the hundreds of millions of people who lack access to clean energy and cook using biomass, resulting in poor health, large emissions and deforestation. Through this coalition we are doing our part to ensure that the status quo is challenged, improving the environment and the quality of life of millions of Africans.”
Patricio Norris, Co-Head of LPG trading, Trafigura