Tag: SDGs

WR37: Smart Rural Development – the SDGs and the New European Consensus on Development

The Smart Villages Initiative and the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) held a one-day workshop focusing on “Smart Rural Development: the Sustainable Development Goals and the New European Consensus on Development” in Brussels on 20 June 2017. The New European Consensus on Development was proposed in November 2016 and the European Parliament adopted its position in February 2017. On 7 June 2017 at the …

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Smart Rural Development: the SDGs and the New European Consensus on Development

Agenda: Smart Rural Development The Smart Villages Initiative and the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) held a one-day event on 19th June 2017 at the Leopold Hotel, Brussels, focusing on “Smart Rural Development: the SDGs and the New European Consensus on Development.” The New European Consensus on Development was proposed in November 2016 and …

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[:en]Open Access Energy[:]

[:en]Co-authored by a science journalist and an energy researcher, WGSI’s OpenAccess Energy Brief is an engaging overview of energy access issues that identifies challenges, knowledge gaps and opportunities. This version incorporates feedback collected by our advisory group who met in October 2015 to evaluate version 1 of the Brief and Summit goals. This version of …

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Why energy is a priority in sustainable development

Access to safe and sustainable energy is of vital importance to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), says Marcel Alers, global head of energy at the UN Development Programme (UNDP). “Energy provision is an essential element of sustainable development,” Alers tells SciDev.Net, referring to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which encompasses the 17 goals …

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[:en]BR7: Lessons learned from the Smart Villages Engagement Programme in East Africa[:es]BR7: Lecciones aprendidas del Programa de Participación en Aldeas Inteligentes en África Oriental[:fr]BR7: Les leçons retenues suite au programme de coopération sur les villages intelligents d’Afrique de l’Est[:]

[:en]This policy brief summarises the findings and recommendations arising from a 15 month programme of engagement in East Africa, commencing in June 2014, undertaken by the Smart Villages Initiative to identify the barriers to off-grid sustainable energy access for development in rural communities and to gather views on how those barriers can be overcome. It …

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