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Reliable and affordable energy : Make clean stoves, electricity part of the new promises
Published by The Economic Times
Reliable and affordable energy is vital for today's developing and emerging economies. Driven mostly by its fivefold increase in coal use, China's economy has grown 18-fold in the past 30 years and lifted 680 million people out of poverty. Worldwide, almost three billion people still don't have access to modern energy, instead they use firewood, dung and crop waste for cooking and heating indoors, which is so polluting, the World Health Organization estimates they kill one of every 13 people that die on the planet.
Met subsidies krijg je geen goedkope groene energie
Published by Volkskrant
De laatste twintig jaar is de traditionele klimaataanpak duidelijk en eensgezind geweest: we moeten hernieuwbare energiebronnen zoals windturbines en zonnecellen subsidiëren om de CO2-uitstoot te verminderen. Dit is het verminderingstraject. Toch haalt de wereld vandaag de dag, ondanks eindeloze klimaattoppen en goede bedoelingen, slechts 0,4 procent van zijn energie uit zonne- en windenergie. De CO2-uitstoot blijft maar toenemen.
Measuring the Next Global Development Goals
Published by Project Syndicate
COPENHAGEN – At the start of the twenty-first century, the international community made some smart and simple promises with the so-called Millennium Development Goals. The world would halve the proportion of people suffering from hunger and living in extreme poverty, achieve universal primary education, and dramatically reduce child mortality by 2015. There have been many successes, though not all of the MDGs’ targets will be achieved.
Smart Ways to Tackle Poverty
Published by Huffington Post
There's a large number of proposals on how to address poverty in the post-2015 development agenda -- from more social inclusion to full employment, more happiness, increased resilience and more. A new paper argues to continue focusing on reducing extreme poverty and drop the rest, as Lomborg writes for Huffington Post.
What next after the Millennium Development Goals?
Published by Daily News Egypt