Energy, migration and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Organization(s): ODI
Author: Andrew Scott, Leah Worrall, Sam Pickard
Year: 2018
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Key messages

  • Migration can contribute to improving access to reliable, affordable modern energy services (SDG target 7.1) through higher incomes for migrants and the sending of remittances.
  • The informal or irregular status of many migrants is a barrier to universal access to modern energy services. Migrants in informal settlements and displaced people often experience a worsening in their access to modern energy services.
  • Migrants require knowledge about modern energy services and markets to ensure equitable access to reliable, affordable energy in high-income countries. They may transfer this energy knowledge to their communities of origin.
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