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Nokero has been an active promoter of the UN’s 2012 Year of Sustainable Energy, attending conferences like Lighting Africa and partnering with Linkin Park’s Power the World project. Just a week after the year came to an end, the UN doubled down on their commitment to sustainable energy and declared the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All.

The United Nations General Assembly unanimously declared the decade 2014‑2024 as the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All, underscoring the importance of energy issues for sustainable development and for the elaboration of the post-2015 development agenda.

In adopting the resolution, the General Assembly reaffirmed its determination to make sustainable energy for all a reality. The text calls upon Member States to galvanize efforts to make universal access to sustainable modern energy services a priority, noting that 1.3 billion people are without electricity and 2.6 billion people in developing countries rely on traditional biomass for cooking and heating. It expressed concern that even when energy services are available, millions of poor people are unable to pay for them.

The resolution stressed the need to improve access to reliable, affordable, economically viable, socially acceptableand environmentally sound energy services and resources for sustainable development. To that end, it also highlighted the importance of improving energy efficiency, increasing the share of renewable energy and cleaner and energy-efficient technologies…

The switch to sustainable energy will be aided by large scale technologies like solar and wind farms. However, to scale to meet the needs of the 1.3 billion without electricity, the solution must include market-based approaches. The health, economic and climate consequences from using kerosene make sustainable energy most compelling to those at the bottom of the global economic pyramid, and our high-quality, low-cost products are already in use in over 120 countries.

Nokero is thrilled by the UN’s declaration, and looks forward to leading the charge through products that make sustainable energy available to those who live, work, and play in off-grid areas.

Read the full press release from the UN here