Wood Energy Catalogue

UNHCR Global Strategy for Sustainable Energy (2019-2025)


The UNHCR Global Strategy for Sustainable Energy 2019-2024 aims to enable refugees, host communities and other persons of concern to UNHCR to meet their energy needs in a safe and sustainable manner. The Strategy seeks to increase the sustainable use of renewable energy sources to minimize environmental impact, in a way that includes host communities and other stakeholders, while improving refugees’ protection and well-being.

Between 2019 and 2024, UNHCR will promote four strategic action areas: 1) Addressing refugee households´ energy needs from the onset of an emergency; 2) Improving access to sustainable, safe and affordable household cooking energy; 3) Expanding sustainable household electrification; and 4) Expanding sustainable electrification of community and support facilities, while limiting overall consumption.

Refugee, energy access, sustainable energy, renewable, woodfuel, charcoal, cooking fuel, lighting, electrification, household energy, emergency, resilience, natural resource, environmental degradation, protection, safety, gender, UNHCR
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Strategy or Action Plan
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