Energy and the World Summit on Sustainable Development: What next?

 

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dc.contributor.author Spalding-Fecher, Randall
dc.contributor.author Winkler, Harald
dc.contributor.author Mwakasonda, Stanford
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-18T07:51:04Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-18T07:51:04Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0301-4215(03)00203-9
dc.identifier.citation Spalding-Fecher, R., Winkler, H., & Mwakasonda, S. (2005). Energy and the World Summit on Sustainable Development: what next?. Energy policy, 33(1), 99-112. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0301-4215 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17097
dc.description.abstract Given the importance of energy issues to sustainable development, energy was a priority issue at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in August 2002. The objective of this paper is to examine the outcomes of the Summit on energy, and to assess them against proposals to address the lack of access to modern energy and the need to move toward a cleaner energy system. We find that lack of political leadership from key countries prevented agreement not only on targets for renewable energy, but also on a programme to promote access. The achievements of the Summit were limited to enabling activities such as capacity building and technology transfer, rather than substantive agreements. While WSSD put energy higher on the agenda than before, no institutional home or programme to take the issues forward has emerged. This therefore remains a critical challenge to be addressed. Achieving this broad goal will require building a coalition to promote cleaner energy, and committing resources to programme for energy access. Based on analysis of proposals and the negotiations, we propose several key areas where progress is still possible and necessary, including: shifting more international public and private energy financing toward access investments and cleaner energy investments, advancing regional approaches to access and renewable energy targets, and a range of mechanisms to strengthen institutional capacity for integrating energy and sustainable development. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Elsevier en_ZA
dc.source Energy policy en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://www.journals.elsevier.com/energy-policy/
dc.subject.other Energy access
dc.subject.other International negotiations
dc.subject.other Sustainable development
dc.title Energy and the World Summit on Sustainable Development: What next? en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-02-16T10:31:31Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords energy access en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords international negotiations en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords sustainable development en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.department Energy Research Centre en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Spalding-Fecher, R., Winkler, H., & Mwakasonda, S. (2005). Energy and the World Summit on Sustainable Development: What next?. <i>Energy policy</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17097 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Spalding-Fecher, Randall, Harald Winkler, and Stanford Mwakasonda "Energy and the World Summit on Sustainable Development: What next?." <i>Energy policy</i> (2005) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17097 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Spalding-Fecher R, Winkler H, Mwakasonda S. Energy and the World Summit on Sustainable Development: What next?. Energy policy. 2005; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17097. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Spalding-Fecher, Randall AU - Winkler, Harald AU - Mwakasonda, Stanford AB - Given the importance of energy issues to sustainable development, energy was a priority issue at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in August 2002. The objective of this paper is to examine the outcomes of the Summit on energy, and to assess them against proposals to address the lack of access to modern energy and the need to move toward a cleaner energy system. We find that lack of political leadership from key countries prevented agreement not only on targets for renewable energy, but also on a programme to promote access. The achievements of the Summit were limited to enabling activities such as capacity building and technology transfer, rather than substantive agreements. While WSSD put energy higher on the agenda than before, no institutional home or programme to take the issues forward has emerged. This therefore remains a critical challenge to be addressed. Achieving this broad goal will require building a coalition to promote cleaner energy, and committing resources to programme for energy access. Based on analysis of proposals and the negotiations, we propose several key areas where progress is still possible and necessary, including: shifting more international public and private energy financing toward access investments and cleaner energy investments, advancing regional approaches to access and renewable energy targets, and a range of mechanisms to strengthen institutional capacity for integrating energy and sustainable development. DA - 2005 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - Energy policy LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2005 SM - 0301-4215 T1 - Energy and the World Summit on Sustainable Development: What next? TI - Energy and the World Summit on Sustainable Development: What next? UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17097 ER - en_ZA


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