Harnessing Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development

Volume
7,
Number
3
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24 April 2018
24 April 2018
Energy is the lifeblood of modern economies and societies. As such, the management and development of energy resources constitute an absolute priority from a sustainable development perspective. This is reflected both in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7, which commits UN member states to...
24 April 2018
Ensuring universal access to energy will constitute a major challenge for least developed countries. What are the key considerations that these countries should keep in mind as they deploy efforts towards meeting this objective? As “sustainable and modern energy” continues to feature prominently in...
24 April 2018
At a time when developing renewable energy has become a priority for sustainable development, how can Africa best take advantage of the myriad international financing options that are available to develop sustainable energy systems that support the continent’s economic transformation? Renewable...
24 April 2018
Africa’s energy landscape is changing, but not in a uniform direction. New discoveries of oil and gas are accompanying the expansion of renewable energy generation. What does the continent’s energy transition hold for jobs and sustainable development? Because of its vulnerability to climate change...
24 April 2018
Despite growing international momentum towards climate change mitigation and the promotion of renewable energy, various African countries continue to subsidise fossil fuels. Why is reforming these policy instruments so important and how should Africa go about it? On the African continent, the low...
24 April 2018
Many Africans living in rural areas still lack access to electricity. To help tackle this challenge, Solar Sister supports African women entrepreneurs in establishing renewable energy businesses that bring solar technology to “last-mile” communities. The small community of Odeh sits on the banks of...
24 April 2018
Improving energy access across Africa is a necessary step towards inclusive economic transformation and sustainable development. How can the potential of mini-grids be harnessed to meet this challenge? Accelerated economic development resulting in higher disposable incomes is a prerequisite for...
24 April 2018
Fisheries Subsidies Rules at the WTO: A Compilation of Evidence and Analysis – ICTSD – April 2018 At the WTO’s Eleventh Ministerial Conference in December 2017, ministers adopted a Decision on Fisheries Subsidies directing negotiators to continue talks with a view to adopting an agreement by 2019,...