Reply To: Module 3 – Global Inequality

Siobhan Rooney

<p class=”MsoNormal”><span style=”font-size: 9.0pt; line-height: 107%; font-family: ‘Hind Madurai’; color: #163c42; background: white;”>I have chosen goal 7 which is Affordable and Clean Energy. This goal aims to “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all”. This is a topic that affects children both locally and globally and has a huge impact on the economic development of the area. Access to energy is a key driver in alleviating poverty and generating income for local communities. I would encourage children to take action to support this important goal by looking at increasing our renewable energy and energy efficiency in Ireland. The children could complete projects on increasing renewable energy sources both locally and nationally. Children could create energy audits in their local areas to increase more sustainable energy resources. <span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”> </span>This could be started within the school community to see how energy can be saved. Our school is involved in the green school project, and they have excellent resources available to encourage children to become more energy conscious. Similarly, it is very important we make children aware of the lack of access to affordable and clean energy that some developing countries face. It is estimated that 0.8 billion people live without access to electricity in 2020. Figures also indicate that many healthy facilities in developing countries have no electricity or have frequent outages. It is a very important that children are aware of these social injustices and seek to create a fair and more sustainable energy sources globally. </span></p>

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