Household Energy Hub

Increasing access to clean household fuels and technology to deliver climate and clean air benefits

The Household Energy Hub brings together state and non-state actors to develop cleaner energy solutions for the world’s least developed communities.    

The Hub supports action in the sector by: 

  • Matching governments, inter- and non-governmental organisations, and private sector actors to tackle emissions
  • Providing access to technical expertise, advice, and training that are central to successful transformation in the sector 
  • Facilitating the exchange of knowledge and best practices

Opportunities for action

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733 million people do not have electricity access.

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Fuel collection is a significant time-opportunity cost for rural households, consuming an average of 1.3 hours per day.

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About two-thirds of the global population were primarily using clean fuels and technologies for cooking in 2021, up from one half in 2000.

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It is estimated a minimum $5 billion is needed annually to 2030 to achieve universal access to clean cooking. 

Solid fuels and kerosene used to cook, light and heat homes, are responsible for close to half of global anthropogenic black carbon emissions, as well as emitting methane, and other air pollutants.  

Household air pollution was responsible for an estimated 3.2 million deaths per year in 2020, including over 237,000 deaths of children under the age of five. In addition to premature death, household air pollution causes a significant amount of non-communicable diseases including stroke, heart disease, lung cancer and chronic respiratory diseases.

Women and children are disproportionately impacted by household air quality as they spend more time close to polluting stoves and are at greater risk of kerosene cooking and lighting explosions.


By 2025, all CCAC State Partners will have taken steps to:

  • Develop, prioritise and endorse strategies or plans for household energy consistent with their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and related commitments to support global climate goals and national air quality standards
  • Design and implement programs to increase awareness of the benefits of using clean and sustainable energy solutions
  • Institutionalise monitoring and reporting systems to track progress
  • Increase engagement from the private sector to scale new technology
  • Increase financing from domestic resources and climate finance to implement emissions reductions
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The CCAC will support the achievement of goals in the household energy sector by:

  • Developing capacity to support at least 35 national and sub-national strategies and plans that include household energy measures
  • Developing capacity in at least 25 countries to track progress by developing baselines and monitoring and reporting
  • Convening partner networks to help at least 10 countries develop funding submissions from key sustainability funds


The Household Energy Hub is co-led by Ghana and United States. Co-leadership by countries ensures government engagement and ownership of the solutions. Co-leads provide valuable insights into the policy process to help ensure implementation is practical from a national perspective.

The Household Energy Leadership Group consists of both state and non-state members that provide guidance and expertise, and connect the Hub to activities underway beyond the CCAC.

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