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Energy, Poverty and Development: A Primer for the Sustainable Development Goals

Hannah Goozee

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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 implicit in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the SDGs explicitly recognise the direct linkage between energy access and consumption and poverty and development. This evolution of the development agenda is closely related to an expanded understanding of poverty, as it moves beyond a monetary definition, to be seen as a more holistic measure of overall quality of life. Energy has thus become recognised as an important aspect of alleviating extreme poverty.

Keywords: eSS; social science; health gender; Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); poverty; energy; development; electricity; power consumption; energy access; monetary; alleviating extreme poverty. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017-07
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