A Plan For Sustainable Development Goals Essay

1029 Words Oct 23rd, 2015 5 Pages
The UN has recently drafted a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that they aim to achieve by 2030 in different fields such as energy. Indeed, the UN aims to “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all” (Proposal for Sustainable Development Goals: Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform).

Are targets measurable?

7.1 This target can be measured by combining both population and energy consumption data. That way, an energy consumption per capita unit can be created to show effectively the expansion of energy consumption per country and then compare it at an international scale.

7.2 There already is data collection on the different types of energy being consumed by every country done every year by the International Energy Agency (IEA).

7.3 The global rate of improvement in energy efficiency can be measured by three main variables of interest: poverty, human health, and access to clean water and sanitation. It is assumed that energy is more efficient when the variables of interest improve in a country. There are already global initiatives measuring these, such as multidimensional poverty index (MPI).

7.a The IEA is the global reference in energy research and investment; however, it only includes data from OECD countries.

7.b Technology expansion can be seen through the number of households benefiting from energy resources, regulatory changes and number of additional benefactors in a given time period.

Are the targets currently…

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