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Why Sustainable Energy Matters to Children

Access to energy is strongly associated with human and economic development and plays a key role in poverty reduction.

01 January 2015

Targeting mainly governments and development partners, this advocacy paper build on these efforts with the objective to bring forward the work on access to sustainable energy with a focus on children in developing countries. Based on recent literature and research, it first presents children’s specific energy needs and the state of the art in meeting these. The publication continues with an analysis of barriers that hamper children’s access to sustainable energy. It then provides three examples of successful sustainable energy interventions in Bangladesh, Burundi, and Uganda. The publication concludes with policy recommendations for key stakeholders in the energy sector to address these barriers.

Download : UNICEF_Sustainable_Energy_for_Children_2015.pdf