Turning the Lights On: Access to Electricity Over the Last Decade
Access to electricity is a key goal of the Paris Agreement, as it is an indicator of wealth, health, and longevity.
Over the past decade, humanity has made great strides in bringing power to peoples around the globe.
Most citizens in OCED countries have access to electricity already, so the largest changes are occurring in low-income countries. As a result, many of the biggest changes in the last decade have happened in Africa and Asia. Two Southeast Asian countries – Cambodia and Timor-Leste – have seen the great change over the past decade.
Particularly in Asia and Africa, many countries have moved much closer to providing every citizen with power and electronics, a key part of connecting in a modern world.