Private Event: Scaling eCooking for a Decarbonising World: Next Steps in the SE4ALL/MECS Partnership
Significant progress has been made in enhancing access to electricity over the last decade, but these gains have largely been disconnected from the enduring problem of clean cooking. Now is a moment when the gains of the last decade in electricity access, should be used to make significant gains in expanding access to clean cooking especially in regions and countries with the fastest electrification rates and the cleanest grids. Utilities are increasingly starting to realize the potential that the rapid expansion of eCooking has in helping to stimulate consumer demand in cases where the country has excess generation capacity. At this COP SE4ALL and MECS are launching a new collaboration around promoting rapid progress in the scaling of ecooking.
An extended session in the Innovation Zone will present some of the key opportunities and current experiences/programmes. In this workshop we will bring together some of the key stakeholders to agree an action plan for a dramatic scaling in eCooking adoption.
- Mikael Melin, Senior Access Energy Specialist, SEforAll
- Ed Brown, Research Director, Modern Energy Cooking Services programme, Professor of Global Energy Challenges, Loughborough University, UK