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Vol. LII No. 3 2015
December 2015
Sustainable Energy

Sustainable Energy

This issue focuses on sustainable energy, and explores topics such as universal energy access, increasing the use of renewable energy, improved energy efficiency and the nexus between energy and development.

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Vol. LII No. 3 2015
December 2015

By the time Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7, which seeks to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, the member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) had already rolled out their regional road map and presented their national action agendas to attain it. The region seems to be on the fast track to getting out of the energy poverty trap.

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Vol. LII No. 3 2015
December 2015

Booming economic growth, rapid urbanization, and expanding industrialization and development have increased the country’s demand for electricity. Renewable energy will play a vital role in meeting the demand for electricity, especially in the off-grid areas of the country.

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Vol. LII No. 3 2015
December 2015

Iceland’s conversion is a meaningful success story rather than a “one model for all” approach. First and foremost, Iceland is an inspiring example of what is possible, with many important lessons to share for any country seeking such a transformation.

December 2015
The United Nations Secretariat was first to involve academia in issue articulation programmes, conferences and the drafting of reports dealing with either new global programme areas or with specific policy issues reflecting the changing membership of the United Nations.