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SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy

eWisely: Exceptional Women in Sustainability Have Energy to Boost – Contribution of the Energy Sector to the Achievement of the SDGs
  • Isabel B. FrancoEmail author
  • Caitlin Power
  • Josh Whereat
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Part of the Science for Sustainable Societies book series (SFSS)

Abstract

The world has experienced a rapid demand of energy sources, both fossil fuels and renewables. Nevertheless, this scenario has given rise to complexities in resource regions, compromising how women cope with the impacts of unsustainable use of energy sources. Women adjacent to energy resource commonly experience loss of assets, compromising overall sustainability. Comparing two case studies, Japan and Colombia, the research presented in this chapter argues that key stakeholders in the energy sector, both renewables and fossil fuels, need to further engage in the enhancement of women’s assets and capacities toward the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal 7 Affordable and Clean Energy. Building the capacity of exceptional women in sustainability can foster overall sustainable development in both cases and contribute to the achievement of SDG 7 and the Agenda 2030. Based on a qualitative methodology, this study also presents a capacity-building approach toward the achievement of SDG 7 in alignment with the other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Keywords

SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy Women Sustainability Latin America Asia-Pacific 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Isabel B. Franco
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Caitlin Power
    • 3
  • Josh Whereat
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for the Advanced Study of SustainabilityUnited Nations University Shibuya-kuTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Australian Institute for Business and EconomicsThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia
  3. 3.Faculty of Humanities and Social ScienceThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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