Reliable energy supply is critical for our daily lives. We need it for our homes, education and work. And to ensure quality healthcare and to power industries. In developing countries, a reliable and affordable energy supply is indispensable to foster sustainable economic growth. And yet, nearly 760 million people worldwide still lack access to electricity and nearly 2.6 billion lack clean cooking fuels or technologies. The latter causes several million deaths each year from household air pollution.
Through the NL Energy Compact, the Netherlands reaffirms its commitment to support global action to increase an inclusive access to affordable, reliable, clean energy by 2030 (SDG7) and to achieve the net zero climate goals by 2050