Energy for Development: A Key to Long-Term Sustainability

  • Ferenc L. TothEmail author
  • Maria L. Videla
Part of the Environment & Policy book series (ENPO, volume 54)


Understanding the broader context in which energy–development ­linkages are addressed is an important first step towards in-depth discussions of energy demand, supply and technologies. Energy-related aspects of international sustainable development targets, programmes and declarations provide increasingly important platforms to address these issues. Statistical causality analyses of the energy–development relationship explore why energy is important for social and economic development (measured as GDP per capita and Human Development Indices, HDI) but the current estimation techniques lead to inconsistent conclusions. The chapter also provides an overview of institutional, supply, demand, ­technology and environmental topics addressed in this volume.


Gross Domestic Product Carbon Emission International Atomic Energy Agency United Nations Human Development Index 
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  1. 1.Department of Nuclear EnergyInternational Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)ViennaAustria

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