Monday, February 09, 2009

A Missing Millenium Development Goal?

According to Rajendra Pachauri, head of the U.N. climate panel, a "glaring neglect" of the energy sector in the Millenium Development Goals is holding back the world's fight against poverty. Pachauri said developing countries such as his native India need to confront the "huge gap" in energy supply to the poor, and that "Without the provision of adequate and appropriate supply of energy ... we would be falling far short of what is desired and what we need to achieve in eliminating poverty across rural areas across the world."
Source: AlertNet