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Framing paper - The_Future_We_Want - Energy-Final.docx

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The purpose of this document is to provide context and updates on the global dialogue on the issue of energy, and provide questions to help prompt a global conversation on how energy should be considered in a post-MDG development framework. 

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Julie Larsen from
Wed, February 6, 2013 at 05.09 pm
Dear all,

Thank you for your excellent comments here. However, please use the main discussion to post your inputs so that they are fully included in the ongoing dialogue. It is available here: http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/301104

Thank you
Julie (dialogue facilitator)
Sagar Sengupta from
Sun, February 3, 2013 at 08.57 am
We, Suri Natun Juger Pratyasha, a registered NGO (
S/IL 27996 of 2004-2005), registered with West Bengal Societies
Registration Act, 1961, have devotedly been associated with different
socio-economic development program in the remotest part of rural West
Bengal, for the welfare of the marginalized communities. We have
decided to set up a project for Rice Husk firewood Plant in Birbhum,
West Bengal, for the procurement of eco-friendly biofuel as a
substitute fuel for the rural poor villagers and the small
agro-processing units, sweet manufacturers in rural areas.the main
objective of the project is to promote environment friendly energy for
cooking for villagers. The Project also has the objective towards
advocating, researching and implementing of environmentally
responsible natural resource management for the sustainable
development of poor.
Additionally, it will provide an environment
friendly disposal method that contributes generally to the reduction
of Carbon and other hazardous emissions into the atmosphere.
Julie Larsen from
Wed, February 6, 2013 at 04.52 pm
Dear Sagar,

You contribution fits well with Grace's work with Practical Action and other comments about the need to expand the focus on energy access to solutions beyond the electricity grid. Thank you for sharing.

Your comments also reminded me of the recent program on PBS NewsHour that featured Husk Power and their work on micro-grids in India. See: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/world/jan-june13/india_01-17.html

Kind regards,
Julie
Anonymous from
Sun, February 3, 2013 at 08.54 am
Les pays en développement comme Madagascar doit adhérer au programme mondial d’Énergie for all pour de multiples raisons que nous connaissons tous. Il serait souhaitable d'apporter son appui pour le pays en vue de cette promotion , vingt millions et plus d'individus, c'est sans penser aux énergies "ordinaires" auxquelles on a l'habitude de recourir, c'est économique sur tous les plans et surtout pour les populations bénéficiaires. Le prix du courant électrique est hors de la portée du pouvoir d'achat des 75 % des ménages (INSTAT, enquête Permanente auprès des Ménages, 2012). Le coût de l'eau potable également qui est offerte à 100 Ar le seau de 10 litres limitant ainsi leur utilisation pour les populations du sud.
Anonymous from
Sun, February 3, 2013 at 08.44 am
Dans mon pays, c'est quand on crée les cadres juridiques de mise en oeuvre des programmes de développement que se multiplient d'une manière hors du commun les exactions diverses qui passent outre les prévisions légales. Exemple parfait : exploitations illicites des richesses relatives aux essences précieuses parmi ce qui sont répertoriées comme "BOIS". Comment voulez-vous qu'on parvienne à atteindre des objectifs qu'on s'était convenu d'un commun accord? Il y aura toujours les autorités et les autres à la traîne, discriminés car aucune charte de valeurs n'a été déclarée ni déclaration de principes. Cela, c'est une question de gouvernance, de bonne gouvernance et de suivi/évaluation des programmes de développement, mais où est-ce qu'on pourrait parler de redevabilité en faveur de la population pour, justement permettre aux citoyens laissés pour compte d'avoir recours quand les autorités ne pensent qu'à leurs intérêts personnels et détournent carrément les contributions par les aides bilatérales ou international? Le cadre de suivi évaluation des projets financés dans ce cadre ne suffit donc pas pour assurer la société civile de se voir "voler" son projet par certaines personnes qui n'hésitent même pas à produire et faire usage de faux dans les rapports à présenter aux bailleurs de fonds conventionnels?
Anonymous from
Sat, February 2, 2013 at 04.34 pm
C'est l'occasion ou jamais de voir, je dirais de se pencher plus sérieusement sur les énergies, les sources d'énergies renouvelables surtout que le prix du carburant augmente sans aucune limite. Il faut également penser au transfert de compétences; c'est vraiment dans ce cas que l'OMD8 : partenariat mondial prend tout son sens et peut se matérialiser dans toute sa plénitude. A Madagascar, 96% des ménages ont recours au charbon de bois pour la cuisson des repas et 12% au gaz. La forêt n'aura pas de temps pour se régénérer au rythme où la déforestation avance : en effet, à part les utilisations du bois pour les autres besoins (construction de maisons ou fabrication de mobiliers divers), les incendies de forêts sont également fréquents dans l'ile et dans ce cas, c'est des milliers de forêts qui partent en fumée sans profiter à qui que ce soit!!! Le vent, le soleil et la mer et les vagues, le pays est tellement bien situé là où il se trouve et avec une politique bien pensée et conçue et des plans judicieux, on peut facilement tirer partie bénéfique de toutes ces sources d'énergies pour la population totale et cela peut même devenir source de revenus pour certains. Dans ce cas, la lutte contre la pauvreté peut se dérouler dans de bonnes conditions car ce sont autant d'économie que chaque ménage réalise chaque jour qui passe!
Julie Larsen from
Wed, February 6, 2013 at 05.05 pm
Dear Yvonne,
You make a very strong case for the use of renewables in Madagascar. Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are increasingly looking towards these solutions. See the Barbados Declaration and other steps at: http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2012/...

How do you see this taking shape in your country?

Thank you for your contributions,
Julie (dialogue facilitator)
Julie Larsen from
Wed, February 6, 2013 at 04.56 pm
Dear Yvonne,
You make a very strong case for the use of renewables in Madagascar. Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are increasingly looking towards these solutions. See the Barbados Declaration and other steps at: http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2012/...

How do you see this taking shape in your country?

Thank you for your contributions,
Julie (dialogue facilitator)
Anonymous from
Thu, January 24, 2013 at 07.05 am
Energy should be fully integrated in the post -2015 framework because energy is the single resource that the world depends on for livelihood in terms of production, transport, domestic use and industrial use. In fact energy should be the first priority to be addressed by the post -2015 framework.

Priority energy issues vary from rural to urban but overall the following should be addressed as part of the post 2015 (equitable access to energy by all, policy issues in regard to availability and access to energy like stern global commitments on incentives to promote alternative and renewable energy as a way of saving the biomass)
Energy creates the link between poverty reduction, food security, gender and climate change because energy can result in the occurrence of the three or to the contrary can be the remedy to avert the three challenges (1).Energy has costs of which rise leads to more appropriation of resources to fund it there by leading to poverty. So if there are low costs of energy then there could be savings made in households.
2). Production of food, preservation and preparation/cooking all depends on energy and failure to have ample energy may lead to food insecurity. It has been emphasized that a lot of food is wasted after harvest due to poor processing a stage at which energy is needed.
3). Gender roles in terms of energy especially in Pacific, Asia and African countries are relegated to the women and for many biomasses are the main source of fuel especially for domestic production. This limits the women’s participation in other commercially productive sectors as they wane away in forests in search of firewood and also suffer chest and breathing complications in the preparation of food in smoky environments as they cook with firewood; not withstanding that the men would burn charcoal for sale, both scenarios of course taking divergent economic benefits but ultimately one gender is constrained in this case. The better case would be that if energy is easily availed to households, women would engage in more economic activities.
4). Effects of climate change can be caused by defenestration because communities are in search of fuel so energy is closely linked to climate change in that sense. Yet as a way of adaptation to climate change, communities can exploit other energy sources like biogas, solar energy, Liquid Petroleum Gas(LPG) to mention a few in a bid to save forests, while also planting more trees.)

There is need for all stakeholders especially the :
1).Civil Society organizations to raise awareness and sensitize people about energy issues, options available for energy apart from using biomass (fire wood and charcoal), how to preserve the biomass and utilize
2). Governments should have incentives on renewable energy products so that people can afford to utilize energy options that limit them from using firewood and charcoal. Similarly, government should restrict consumption of firewood and charcoal but also strategically engage citizens in tree planting, promote energy saving technologies implement policies geared towards conservation, efficient utilization and renewing energy.
3). Private sector should develop new efficient energy options and avail them in markets for consumers to purchase
Anonymous from
Mon, January 21, 2013 at 12.48 pm
As development agenda consultations approaches the epitome there is need to engage and have framed consultations with regards to all the thematic that will enhance the achievement of sustainable development. Energy is the key component that cannot be overlooked if we want to achieve a just and saver world we want, we as ICRSD endeavor to support the renewable energy and energy efficiency frameworks.
Lets have adequate consultations to have a rich outcome that can guide the HLP on post 2015 what is needed from the energy sector on the post2015+ framework.
Anonymous from
Thu, January 17, 2013 at 07.27 pm
I have earlier submitted analytical suggestion/ paper to the SE4All , before Rio+20, with data based analysis and suggestions. Would like to contribute to the situational analysis based on a different perspective than many 'main-stream' groups. -- S Dutta, convenor - energy & climate group, Beyond Copenhagen collective
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