Energy Access for All: External Links and Multimedia
Here are some articles and media outputs as part of the Energy Access for All project
Looking to aid and abet
DMI Productions have created a short animation which builds awareness of Practical Action as well as promoting the issues surrounding universal energy access in the developing world and solutions to address this issue.
Click here to see the video
Power can challenge poverty – and that makes universal energy access a must
Blog on the Guardian Newspaper website, discussing the current momentum and drive to acknowledge energy access as a vital component in sustainable development. The blog also discusses the issues with finance and the need to focus upon small-scale local solutions.
Click here to read the blog.
Renewable Energy Use in the Developing World
Humanity is still essentially reliant on fossil fuel energy, but as we all know the greenhouse gases produced by industry are having a devastating effect on our climate. International policy is still a long way off creating a framework for how the big polluting nations de-carbonise, but what about the 1.6 billion people who have no access to modern energy at all, and the 30% of the global population without electricity?
This article looks at the issues and potential solutions to providing access to clean renewable energy to help mitigate climate change and promote sustainable development
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Sustainable Energy: Win-win Solution for Climate and Development
This article by the Stockholm Environment Institute (One of the project partners based in Sweden), looks at how supporting developing countries to scale-up access to sustainable energy for cooking will not only bring positive effects for climate change; it will improve the health and economy of the world’s most vulnerable households. What’s more, the cost of achieving universal energy access in the coming decades is surprisingly low.
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Africa-Europe Energy Partnership (AEEP)
The Africa-Europe Energy Partnership (AEEP) is a long-term framework for structured political dialogue and co-operation between Africa and the EU on energy issues of strategic importance, reflecting African and European needs. Through the Partnership, Africa and Europe work together to develop a shared vision and common policy answers, and to stimulate specific actions that address the energy challenges of the 21st century. AEEP initiatives contribute to existing national, regional and continental energy objectives and strategies in Africa, and will take into account the necessary social and environmental standards.
E-consultation for the Africa-EU Energy Partnership Forum
The AEEP has launched an interactive tool in preparation for the 1st AEEP Partnership Forum, planned to take place in South Africa in May 2012 (tbc). The Forum intends to expand the scope of the Partnership by facilitating dialogue amongst all stakeholders including civil society, research and private sector in order to achieve progress on the AEEP 2020 Political Targets.
Click here to find out more about the AEEP and the E-consultation.
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