What would we do without energy? Energy for all by 2030

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Febrer 2011

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Did you know that 4 out of 5 families in Sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to electricity? What would we do without energy, considering its fundamental role in our daily lives?

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Access to energy transforms lives by improving health and education and helping families to rise out of poverty. However, no significant increase in access to electricity is expected to occur among the poor in the next twenty years if appropriate political action is not taken. 

We can all help to change this situation by backing the UPC Development Cooperation and Human Development Research Group’s Energy for All in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2030 campaign. The Development Cooperation and Human Development Research Group (GRECDH) Obre en finestra nova is committed to securing the public and political support that will lead to an increase in European Union aid for improving access to energy in Sub-Saharan Africa. The aid is provided in the framework of the Energy Access for the Poor in Sub-Saharan Africa to Meet the Millennium Development Goals project, which is funded partly by the European Commission’s EuropeAid programme. Further information on the project is available here Obre en finestra nova

The first edition of the Energy for All in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2030 video competition was held to contribute to the initiative. The idea was to produce a video that would raise awareness among citizens and politicians regarding the problem of access to energy among the poor in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

The winning video was The Importance of Energy by Anna Romagosa Rovira (ETSEIB), Laura Lacueva Ratera (ETSEIB) and Albert Rodríguez Nicolás (ETSEIAT). 

Collaboration and support: 
EuropeAid, External Cooperation Programmes, European Commission Obre en finestra nova
UPC Centre for Development Cooperation Obre en finestra nova
UPC Sustainability Institute Obre en finestra nova