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Biomass Resources, Energy Access and Poverty Reduction
Stockholm University, Stockholm Environment Institute.
2015 (English)In: Bioenergy & Sustainability: bridging the gap / [ed] Glaucia Mendes Souza et al., Paris: Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) , 2015, 711-728 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Energy has been recognized in recent decades as a key driving force for sustainable

development. Access to reliable and affordable energy supports income-generating

activity, increases productivity and promotes sustainable livelihoods. Poor people

around the world, particularly subsistence farmers living in rural areas in developing

countries, often lack adequate access to basic infrastructure, electricity and modern

fuels. They depend heavily on traditional biomass to meet their energy needs, causing

serious health impacts, contributing to degradation of forest resources and lowering

household productivity. Improved energy access and more effective delivery of

energy services - including through the use of modern bioenergy - offers opportunities

to contribute to poverty reduction and rural development. This chapter provides an

overview of the relationships between energy and its role in poverty reduction, focusing

especially on the role of modern bioenergy and on rural areas.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Paris: Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) , 2015. 711-728 p.
Series
, SCOPE synthesis volume, 72
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Environmental Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-124922ISBN: 978-2-9545557-0-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-124922DiVA: diva2:891250
Available from: 2016-01-06 Created: 2016-01-06 Last updated: 2016-01-06

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