Moving towards a low carbon economy to achieve a better quality of life


Energy is at the heart of development. Without energy, communities live in darkness, essential services such as clinics and schools can barely function, and businesses operate under crippling constraints. Energy also makes possible the investments, innovations and new industries that are the engines of jobs and growth for entire economies.


We can no longer trust in the unseen forces and the invisible hand of the market. It requires decisions, programmes, mechanisms and processes specifically geared to have sustainable energy in best efficient and reliable way, avoiding any speculative or restrictive mechanism. The energy market economy can no longer turn to remedies that are a new poison, such as attempting to increase profits by reducing the work force and thereby adding to the ranks of the excluded.


Warming has effects on the carbon cycle. It creates a vicious circle which aggravates the situation even more, affecting the availability of essential resources like drinking water, energy and agricultural production in warmer regions, and leads to the extinction of part of the planet's biodiversity.