We support the development of inclusive markets for sustainable energy.
SNV’s energy sector supports the development of inclusive markets for sustainable energy, contributing to more equitable livelihoods for all
Energy is essential for human development. Access to clean energy has been a key element on the global climate and development agenda, and the ambitions of SDG7 are high: to achieve universal access to energy by 2030.
And yet today, globally, 2.4 billion people still lack access to clean cooking, while 733 million still live without access to electricity. Not only is energy an enabler for many SDGs, but the energy transition is critical for climate change mitigation and adaptation. Using renewable and efficient energy systems leads to reduced emissions of greenhouse gases and increased resilience - hence supporting governments’ climate targets.
SNV’s energy sector supports the development of inclusive markets for sustainable energy, contributing to more equitable livelihoods for all. Within this ambition, we have three specific impact goals:
Climate change mitigation and adaptation: Increase the renewable energy share and efficiency in energy consumption, inclusive of applications in agriculture for improved resilience and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
Energy access: Contribute to universal access to affordable, reliable, and modern energy services for households, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and social institutions – through off-grid electrification, clean cooking and heating, biodigesters, and productive use of energy.
Economic participation and social inclusion: Build resilient livelihoods and improved incomes for all, including young people, women, and disadvantaged groups.
With our projects applying renewable energy options and focusing on improved energy efficiency across sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, we increase access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.
Our framework approaches
Sustainable Energy Markets
SNV supports the energy transition and SDG7 through its core framework approach, Sustainable Energy Markets. The framework applies a market-based approach to increase access to off-grid electricity, clean cooking and heating, and biodigesters.
Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship
We support young people to unlock their potential and build sustainable careers by connecting them with the right skills, networks, and opportunities for employment and enterprise development.