Sustainable Development Goals and Energy Use
The ‘transformative’ UN Agenda 2030 with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been criticized for being universal, difficult to quantify, implement and monitor. Disparaging analysis, shows that there are inherent incompatibilities in the SDGs, particularly between the socio-economic development and the environmental sustainability goals. Building on our earlier research, the project aims to quantify the inherent inconsistencies and trade-offs between energy use and other dimensions of SDGs. Using novel approaches within dynamic systems, we analyse data available in the public domain. Our analyses further the understanding of the energy sector to respond to Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement.
Funded by Swedish Energy Agency, 4,2 MSEK, 2017-2021
Project leader Professor Ranjula Bali Swain – with researchers Shyam Ranganathan, Björn Blomkvist, Amin Karimu and Shyam Basnet.