Driving Global Action

To end poverty worldwide, we must achieve Sustainable Development Goal 7.
Our Approach

The Commission is working to fast-track sustainable power solutions, investments, and partnerships that will deploy globally over the next decade to provide electricity to hundreds of millions in pursuit of the UN's 2030 Sustainable Development Goal 7.

Researching Solutions & Building Global Partnerships

The Rockefeller Foundation launched the Global Commission to End Energy Poverty to attract investment in the energy sector of low-access countries, build partnerships, and dramatically accelerate change with the ultimate goal of ending energy poverty even before the 2030 target outlined under the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Specifically, it is building support for integrated electrification strategies to unleash the full potential of distributed energy, incentivize utilities to expand their services to new customers, and foster the right blend of public and private investment in order to dramatically bend the curve on expanding last-mile electrification. To make this effort possible, the Foundation is working with the MIT Energy Initiative to produce high-quality research, data and evidence.


Our mission is to forge an actionable consensus among leading investors, utilities, and policy-makers that accelerates the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 7, and ensures access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy for all by 2030.

The Global Commission's First Meetings

做爰免费完整过程视频The Rockefeller Foundation, the MIT Energy Initiative and Global Commission commissioners and co-chairs were focused on developing Integrated Distribution Framework (IDF) business models, exploring financing for electricity access initiatives, overcoming barriers to regional cooperation on bulk power supply, investigating ways to efficiently manage and operate utilities, and achieving economic impact and sustainable development through access to electricity.

The UN General Assembly and Climate Week in New York 2019

做爰免费完整过程视频120 energy sector leaders came together for discussions with the Commission on the development of a universal electrification fund, a new framework for measuring energy access and global development, and the urgent need to achieve SDG7.

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    Global Commission to End Energy Poverty

    This Inception Report marks the launch of the Global Commission to End Energy Poverty.
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