Energy, poverty and governance

O'Brien, Geoff, O'Keefe, Phil and Rose, Joanne (2007) Energy, poverty and governance. International Journal of Environmental Studies, 64 (5). pp. 605-616. ISSN 0020 7233

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To make any progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a new approach to energy systems for the poorer nations is needed. Equally, a new approach to energy should shape thinking in the developed and industrializing world about energy futures. All countries need to have access to clean, affordable and reliable energy services that do not exacerbate the climate change risks. A global energy policy will emerge, but by the backdoor of environment policy. This article is in three parts. First, it examines the problem in the developing world. Second, it -establishes a framework for evaluating the approach to energy systems. Third, it argues that technology transfer as commonly practised is not an appropriate vector. In concluding, this article sets out an approach at international level.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Energy, governance, poverty, resilience, sustainable development
Subjects: F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2015 16:25
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 22:17

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