PODCAST: Affordable and Clean energy for improved health and Climate action with Consideration to the Sustainable Goals

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13 states that we need to “Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts”. The consideration of energy is a central focus for climate change experts as it is responsible for “nearly three-quarters of global emissions”, with energy consumption being one of the biggest sources of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions.  SDG7 calls for “affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all” by 2030. Its core target includes: Ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services. In this week’s episode we will be focused on learning about renewable energy and the links between sustainable development goals such as health and poverty alleviation. We will hear from guests how they are working with people and communities to adapt to cleaner energy whilst considering the impacts on other SDG goals. Flavia Ajambo from CREEC and Professor Jon Lovett from Leeds University share: 

  • How the entertainment industry helps disseminate information around renewable energy in an interesting manner 
  • The design of microgrids that supply multiple renewable energy sources to orphanages in Uganda. 
  • How new energy technologies and innovations developed in a lab are transferred to communities in a sustainable way 
  • The importance of capacity strengthening and knowledge dissemination such as policy briefs, massive online open courses, and movies!


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