Energy transition pathways for the 2030 Agenda: SDG7 roadmap for Nepal

The roadmap has found that Nepal has made significant progress in increasing access to electricity in recent years. Based on this progress, it is estimated that Nepal will achieve universal access to electricity by 2024,3 earlier than the timeline mentioned in the Sustainable Development Goals Status and Roadmap 2016-2030. However, universal access to clean cooking technology and fuel has been, and remains, a challenge as more than half of the population is still relying on polluting cooking fuels and technology. Well-planned and concerted efforts will need to be made to achieve universal access to clean cooking by 2030. Energy efficiency improvement needs to be boosted across different sectors in order to achieve a 2.98 per cent annual improvement, reducing energy intensity to 3.5 megajoules per United States dollar by 2030.