The Climate Implications of Electricity for All
The UN would like to ensure that everybody in the world has access to electricity by 2030. But what are the implications of that ambitious goal for global warming? Explore our interactive globe to find out!
Medical ventilators in the intensive care unit, the train that takes you home in the evening, the refrigerator in your kitchen: Electricity is vital to our modernday lifestyles. Yet one in six people in the world don't have access.
The United Nations, however, would like to see all that to change. The UN's Sustainable Development Goals, at which SPIEGEL ONLINE has been taking a closer look as part of our Expedition BeyondTomorrow project, call for everybody in the world to have access to electricity by 2030.
It is to be both affordable and clean -- because energy from renewable sources is a central pillar in the fight against climate change.
Our interactive globe shows you where energy is most expensive, what countries are doing the most to protect our climate and much more. The information is presented in the form of a quiz, and with each answer, the globe provides you with further information. Click on Let's Get Started.