The Energy for Sustainable Development:
An Online Training Course for Energy & Development Specialists

Energy is a fundamental aspect of human existence: it is the principal means for providing access to basic needs such as food and water and it facilitates various opportunities for the achievement of a decent quality of life.

Access to affordable, adequate, and appropriate energy services is therefore a prerequisite for sustainable development, and for achieving the Millenium Development Goals adopted by the governments of the world, including the goal of reducing poverty and hunger.

Perhaps the most critical challenge related to energy for sustainable development is how to increase access to affordable, modern energy services, while also ensuring that the energy services provided do not cause further adverse environmental and socio-economic impacts.