SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND EQUAL ACCESS TO ENERGY SOURCES. A HUMAN RIGHTS BASED APPROACH

  • Garetto, R.
Abstract:
The concern for the environment has become increasingly relevant since the second half of the last century. The principle of sustainable development started to be considered sig-nificant in the environmental legislation around the same time. The evolution of the prin-ciple of sustainable development can be followed through the pronouncements of the in-ternational organizations, first and foremost the United Nations. From the Brundtland Report and the Rio Declaration, to the Paris Agreement and the UN Agenda 2030, in more than thirty years we have come a long way. Now the concern for a truly sustainable development is considered as a precondition for any environmental policy and regulatory action. The most relevant issue, in order to ensure a sustainable development for the next decades, is energetic sustainability. Energy is an essential part of innovation, progress and human life. A limited access to energy sources represents more than just a loss of eco-nomic potential; it goes against the fundamental rights of the human person: equality, health and wellbeing. The UN Agenda 2030 clearly expresses this awareness and provides a basis for lawmaking processes aimed at ensuring to all a safe and equal access to energy sources.
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2019
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
Sustainable development; energy poverty; human rights; environment; United Nations
Volume:
6
SGEM Book title:
6th SWS International Scientific Conference on Social Sciences ISCSS 2019
Book number:
1
SGEM Series:
SWS International Scientific Conference on Social Sciences - ISCSS
Pages:
177-182
SGEM supporters:
Bulgarian Acad Sci; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Slovak Acad Sci; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; World Acad Sci; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Ac
Period:
26 August – 1 September, 2019
ISBN:
978-619-7408-91-1
ISSN:
2682-9959
Conference:
6th SWS International Scientific Conference on Social Sciences ISCSS 2019, 26 August - 1 September, 2019
DOI:
10.5593/SWS.ISCSS.2019.1/S02.025
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