Welcome to the December ACCESS newsletter
The Alliance of Civil Society Organisations for Clean Energy Access is pleased to welcome Energy4Impact, HEDON, Mercy Corps and People, Energy & Environment Development Association (PEEDA) to the network.
Many ACCESS members worked together on a report, launched last month, Beyond coal - Scaling up clean energy to fight global poverty. The paper explores the role of energy in fighting poverty, arguing that:
The paper was launched with an event in London, streamed globally, and gained great coverage across the media.
- More coal will not end energy poverty
- Coal is given too much credit for the reduction of extreme poverty
- Better energy options exist to lift people out of income poverty
- More coal will entrench poverty.
ACCESS would like to thank EnergyNet for inviting our members to attend and speak at their Off-the-Grid Forum. It is fantastic to see organisations appreciating the vital role civil society play in the energy transition and in delivering energy to all. ACCESS members also took part this month in the African Development Bank Civil Society Consultations, an EU Commission Debate on Women and Energy and many other events.
Happy Holidays from all of ACCESS!