Poverty Environment Partnership
Reports and Articles
Energy must play a more prominent role in strategies to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Consumption of modern energy services by the poor falls far short of needs ﾖ and potential.
This UN-Energy paper on the importance of energy for achieving the MDGs was drafted collectively by the United Nations (UN) agencies, programmes and organizations working in the area of energy, reflecting their insights and expertise.
As the world's natural systems degrade, the opportunity to achieve the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 is slipping away.
This publication, prepared in time for the United Nations World Summit in September 2005, discusses how protecting ecosystems affects all MDGs.
The PEP/MDG economic analysis was successfully presented at the UN World Summit on 14 September 2005 in New York City (http://www.undp.org/pei/). As a follow-up to this event and the accompanying publications, and under an agreement with UNDP/UNOPS, IUCN-The World Conservation Union has compiled this bibliography of case studies and other documents, building on material included in the PEP report by the late Prof. David Pearce of University College London.
While significant development progress has been achieved over the past two decades, with almost 650 million people moving out of extreme poverty in developing countries between 1990 and 2008, nearly 1.3 billion women, men and children have been left behind living on less than US$1.25 per day.