08/10/2019

Sustainable and Affordable Energy by 2030 is UN Goal

The focus is on expanding renewable energy

Generating sustainable energy is still a global level challenge. In Brazil, for instance, energy generated by wind and solar sources corresponds only to 22% of the energy matrix. However this outlook is expected to change until 2030, considering the achievement of one of seventeen, UN Sustainable Development Goals, which aims to ensure reliable, sustainable, modern and affordable energy access for all. 

Those objectives belong to 2030 Agenda, a commitment made by 193 world leaders in 2015 at United Nations Summit in New York City, with the aim of “end poverty,  promote prosperity and well-being for all, protect the environment and address climate change”.

The seventeen goals look on a macro vision about humanitarian development through actions related to education, health, citizenship, environment and technology. They are: (1) No Poverty; (2) Zero Hunger; (3) Good Health and well-being; (4) Quality Education; (5) Gender Equality; (6) Clean Water and Sanitation; (7) Affordable and Clean Energy;   (8) Decent Work and Economic Growth; (9) Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure;    (10) Reduced Inequalities; (11) Sustainable Cities and Communities; (12) Responsible Consumption and Production; (13) Climate Action; (14) Life Below Water; (15) Life On Land; (16) Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions; (17) Partnership for the Goals.

Regarding the use of affordable and clean energy, United Nations emphasizes not only affordability and price reductions, but specially cooperation among nations to facilitate access to clean energy research and technologies, promoting investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology. Above all, UN emphasises the need for infrastructure modernization and expansion to provide sustainable energy services to developing countries, especially the least developed ones.

This commitment reflects Atlantic Energias values, which reduced in 23% the emission of GEE from 2017 to 2018 with the end of Lagoa De Barro constructions. The company information report resulted in Selo Prata in Programa Brasileiro GHG Protocol, developed by Fundação Getúlio Vargas, fact that shows Atlantic commitment with the question.

Besides generating energy, we have 29 programs that develop social and environmental actions in Morrinhos, Eurus II, Renascença V, Lagoa do Barro and Santa Vitória do Palmar, which are also connected to SDG from UN, beeing: 

In this way, we reaffirm our commitment to 2030 Agenda, honoring the commitment to a responsible growth future to all.