The world is making steady progress as far as achieving SDG 7 goals are concerned. However, 13per cent of the global population still lacks access to modern electricity and 3 billion people across the globe 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. Lack of access to energy may hamper efforts to contain COVID-19 across many parts of the world.
MAHE ensures that key constituents of its University operations affecting energy performance are identified, analysed, measured, and monitored at planned intervals, these measures significantly reduce the carbon footprint. MAHE’s campus transportation and campus security patrol systems are managed with the help of electric vehicles (EVs). Solar roof top PV systems and solar roof top hot water systems further reduce fossil fuel based emission.