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|| The Role of Sustainable Energy Access in the Migration Debate
|| European Union Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI PDF)
|| Héctor Camilo Morales
| Published in:
|| October 2017
|| This paper aims to explore interlinkages between sustainable energy access and migration. Firstly, the paper describes the role energy plays in the migration debate.
Secondly, it looks into the links between drivers of migration related to energy access before migration occurs.
Furthermore, it presents ideas on the contribution sustainable energy access might make, depending on
different migration patterns. Energy plays different roles in different migration decisions, depending on the drivers and duration of migration. This paper also investigates approaches and trends for improving energy access for displaced populations in peri-urban areas (acknowledging that migration is, initially, largely rural to urban) and
humanitarian contexts (in the case of forced displacement, disasters and emergencies) after migration has occurred.
Finally, it presents recommendations for enabling sustainable energy access in migration settings and puts forward ideas for coordinating migration and energy development
policies as a bridge to connect aid and development.
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