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Energy in the Post-2015 Development Framework

Access to affordable and reliable energy services is crucial to the success of the post-2015 development framework. Shifting to more sustainable and efficient energy systems globally is also crucial for tackling climate change – the most serious threat to future poverty eradication. To address energy access, models for energy service delivery that really serve the needs of the poor must integrate ‘bottom-up’ and context sensitive approaches - with appropriate finance mechanisms to support them.

This briefing argues for a holistic approach to energy within the post-2015 framework that focuses on development impact with cross-cutting targets and meaningful indicators. As indicated on the cover page, the briefing has received a good deal of support from non-governmental and practitioner organisations working on energy.

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Wykes S., Garside B., Leopold A., Hirji K., Stevens L. (2014)Energy in the Post-2015 development Framework. IIED, London.