Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all

Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all

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Loewe, Markus / Georgeta Vidican / Tilman Altenburg / Matthias Ruchser
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in: Loewe, Markus / Nicole Rippin (eds.), Translating an ambitious vision into global transformation: the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, Bonn: German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), (Discussion Paper 7/2015), 47-50

ISBN: 978-3-88985-671-5

SDG 7 contains issues that are important because they support the implementation of Goal 8 (access to energy as a means to promote growth and employment) and SDGs 12 and 13 (a reduction in non-renewable energy consumption as a means for more sustainable consumption and production and climate stability). For practical and political considerations, the goal has been established as a stand-alone goal. More specific target values would have been desirable, as well as more ambitious formulations in the goal with regard to reductions in energy consumption.

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Altenburg, Tilman

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Tilman Altenburg

Loewe, Markus


Markus Loewe
Georgeta Auktor (ehemals Vidican)

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Blankenbach, Johannes

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Hackenesch, Christine

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Janus, Heiner

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Never, Babette

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Pegels, Anna


Richerzhagen, Carmen

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Rippin, Nicole


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