Clean Cooking Week in Kenya is a moment to reflect on progress on reaching Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 on sustainable energy for all, at home and globally. At the halfway mark to achieving the SDGs, both the electricity and clean cooking targets remain out of reach by 2030. Progress on clean cooking access is being outpaced by population growth.
About 2.3 billion people globally lack access to clean cooking and use polluting fuels and technologies for their cooking, endangering their health and causing environmental destruction. Women and children are particularly impacted. In 2022, about 3.2 million deaths were linked to household air pollution caused by cooking fuels and technologies.2 The indicator on the proportion of the global population with primary reliance on clean fuels and technology for cooking is off-track.