Está disponível um relatório que analisa as implicações energéticas para se cumprir com as Metas do Milênio estabelecidas pela ONU. Esse relatório apresenta algumas estratégias para lidar com o tema the acesso a energia, probreza e desenvolvimento sustentável.
Acho que é um material atualizado e leitura obrigatória para quem se interessa pelo assunto.
Reproduzo abaixo alguns trechos do prefácio escrito pelo Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs, Diretor do UN Millennium Project
Under the leadership of Professor Vijay Modi of Columbia University, the Project has collaborated with ESMAP, UNDP, and the World Bank to prepare Energy Services for the Millennium Development Goals. The report underscores the strong links between energy services and achieving the MDG outcomes and puts forward a practical strategy for providing improved energy services to the world’s poor. As a major contribution to our understanding of how to achieve the MDGs, the authors propose quantitative and time-bound energy targets for low-income countries and derive goal-oriented strategies for meeting them.
This report has been prepared by a group of leading experts who contributed in their personal capacity and volunteered their time. I am grateful for their thorough and skilled efforts, and am certain that this report will make an important contribution to achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. In particular, I hope that developing countries will find the report helpful as they prepare their first MDG-based development strategies. I recommend it to anyone who is interested in how energy services contribute to the achievement of the Goals.
O relatório pode ser baixado desde: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/mechanical/modi/MP_Energy_Low_Res.pdf