​ADDITIONAL FACTS FROM THE UNITED NATIONS

  • 13% of the global population still lacks access to modern electricity.

  • 3 billion people rely on wood, coal, charcoal or animal waste for cooking and heating

  • Energy is the dominant contributor to climate change, accounting for around 60 per cent of total global greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Indoor air pollution from using combustible fuels for household energy caused 4.3 million deaths in 2012, with women and girls accounting for 6 out of every 10 of these.

  • The share of renewable energy in final energy consumption has reached 17.5% in 2015.

DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH

WEBSITES

  1. Does the website end in .edu, .gov or .org?

  2. Does the site or database article contain a bibliography of sources? 

  3. Is the content provided for public service or educational use? 

  4. Can you verify the author's credentials? 

  5. Is there a date associated with the site or information on the site?  

 

BOOKS

  1. Does the book contain a bibliography of sources? 

  2. Is the content for public service or educational use? 

  3. Can you verify the author's credentials? 

  4. ​What is the copyright date? 

  5. ​Will this book give you useful information for your service project?

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