Linking Women and Energy at the Local Level to Global Goals and Targets


Havet, Ines. 2003. “Linking Women and Energy at the Local Level to Global Goals and Targets.” Energy for Sustainable Development 7 (3): 75–9.

Author: Ines Havet


“In September 2000, at the Millennium Summit in New York, world leaders agreed to a set of time-bound, measurable goals and targets to be achieved by 2015 of combating poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation and discriminations against women. Placed at the heart of the United Nations’ global agenda, they are called the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) [United Nations, 2002].

“While there is no MDG on energy, it is clear that expanded access to energy services for the third of humanity that does not have electricity or modern fuels is an essential prerequisite to meeting all of the MDGs. The delivery of health, education and sanitation services, as well as value-adding economic opportunities to reduce poverty, requires energy inputs” (Havet 2003, 75).


Topics: Development, Economies, Poverty, Education, Environment, Gender, Women, Infrastructure, Energy

Year: 2003

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