The GGEO sets a new global benchmark for gendered environmental assessment. The report examines sectors and topics, including food production; water and sanitation; energy; sustainable consumption and production; fisheries and fishing communities; and forests.
1.1 billion people globally lack access to electricity and 2.9 billion use solid biomass for cooking and heating. Women disproportionately bear the burden of energy poverty. They face significant health and safety risks from household air pollution, carrying heavy fuel loads and lacking of light.