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Sustainable Development Goal 7: Affordable & Clean Energy

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RMIT University, Melbourne City Campus

Council Chamber, Level 2R, Building 1

124 La Trobe Street

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Jean Monnet Sustainable Development Goals Network Seminar Series

From 2018–2020, the Jean Monnet Sustainable Development Goals Network Seminar Series will address each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Each seminar focuses on an individual Goal, offering an opportunity to explore the intent of the Goal, its targets, and some of the initiatives being undertaken to deliver on them. Each seminar will be accompanied by a Policy Brief.

SDG 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

This year, the UN noted that while there have been some significant improvements in access to energy and energy and efficiency across the globe, "if Sustainable Development Goals 7, 13 and related Goals are to be met, much higher levels of ambition are required with regard to renewable energy." Is it enough for SDG7 to call simply for the world to "increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix" (Target 7.2)? Or is more radical ambition and action required, given the scale of the climate crisis? How can the world transition to renewable energy? Please join us for this seminar to discuss the nature of energy transitions in Europe, New Zealand, and Australia.

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Professor Ron Boschma, Utrecht University

Vanya Kumar, Executive Director, Energy Group, Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Victorian Government

Robyn Henderson, Manager, Sectors and Just Transition Unit, Economic Development and Transitions Branch, Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, New Zealand Government

Moragh McKay, Director, Energy Innovation Cooperative

Discussant: Professor Bjorn Asheim, Lund University

This is a free event.

Light Refreshments will be served.


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This event is being held in Building 1 of RMIT's City Campus. An accessibility/mobility access map is available to download here (please scroll to the end of the webpage). Building 1 can be accessed via the adjacent Building 21. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like further information.


About the Jean Monnet Sustainable Development Goals Network

The Jean Monnet SDG Network brings together researchers from the EU Centre at RMIT University, the National Centre for Research on Europe, the University of Canterbury (NZ), The University of Glasgow, the Centre for European Studies, Australian National University (ANU), and the European Union Centre in Singapore (NUS).

The Network formalises relationships amongst researchers, policy think tanks and Non-Government Organisations who share a primary interest in enhancing the effective contribution of the EU to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Asia Pacific. By strengthening collaboration amongst researchers and policy makers, the Network promotes a more effective evidence-base for EU institutions to engage with nations in the region to implement the SDGs. Its core question is: how can European Union integration be more effective in supporting the implementation of the SDGs in Asia and the Pacific than would be possible for individual Member States? How can this role be developed further?

Banner Image: Wind farm in high wind area Tarifa (Spain), © European Communities, 2001 / Source: EC - Audiovisual Service

Presented by the EU Centre and Social and Global Studies Centre at RMIT University. The Jean Monnet SDG Network is co-funded by the Jean Monnet Activities Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. Project number: 587660-Epp-1-2017-1-AU-EPPJMO-NETWORK.

The European Commission’s support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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