Author:Hannah Goozee
Development Innovations, SDGs, Poverty and Inequality
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Abstract: "The seventh goal of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is dedicated to ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030. While energy was only implicit in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the SDGs emphasise the direct linkage between household energy access and consumption and poverty and development. This attention is closely related to the expanded understanding of poverty, as it moves beyond a monetary definition, to be seen as a holistic measure of overall quality of life. The SDGs clearly recognise the centrality of energy to economic and social well-being, as well as to issues such as health and climate change, and reflect United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's statement at the Rio+20 conference that 'energy is the golden thread that connects economic growth, social equity and sustainable development' ". (...)

keywords: Energy, poverty, Sustainable Development Goals
Date Publication: 05/12/2017 - 08:01
Type/Issue: One Pager / 351
ISSN: 2318-9118
Language: English