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Brazilian contributions to the Sustainable Development Goal 7 and policy implications

Izabela Simon Rampasso (PNPD/CAPES Program, Doctoral Program in Sustainable Management Systems, Federal Fluminense University, Niterói, Brazil) (School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil)
Vitor William Batista Martins (Department of Production Engineering, State University of Pará, Belém, Brazil) (School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil)
Milena Pavan Serafim (Laboratory of Public Sector Studies, School of Applied Sciences, State University of Campinas, Limeira, Brazil)
Carla Kazue Nakao Cavaliero (School of Mechanical Engineering, State University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil)
Osvaldo L. Gonçalvez Quelhas (Master Program in Management Systems and Doctoral Program in Sustainable Management Systems, Federal Fluminense University, Niterói, Brazil)
Walter Leal Filho (Faculty of Life Sciences, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany)
Rosley Anholon (School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil)

Kybernetes

ISSN: 0368-492X

Article publication date: 23 July 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

The seventh United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 7) is broadly characterised by ensuring affordable and clean energy for all. Considering the need for research associated with SDGs in developing countries, the Brazilian economy importance and its energy matrix, the purpose of this study is to evaluate how Brazil has been acting in favour of 7th SDGs targets.

Design/methodology/approach

The methodological strategy used was a survey conducted with 42 energy planning specialists who know the Brazilian reality. Data were analysed via averages and the Technique for Order of Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) technique.

Findings

The results show that, in general, the actions taken by Brazil to achieve the goals related to SDG 7 have been developed in a simply and punctually form, needing to move considerably towards developing more planned activities; with this, satisfactory and consolidated results are expected on a national scale.

Originality/value

The information presented can significantly contribute to the broadening of debates associated with sustainable development and energy planning, for both academic and political-economic spheres. Information present here can support future more profound studies, and these, in turn, support the Brazilian government in better actions to achieve the SDG 7 targets.

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Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq) under Grants 307536/2018-1 and 305442/2018-0; the Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior - Brasil (CAPES) - Finance Code 001; CAPES process 88887.464433/2019-00; the Universidade do Estado do Pará (UEPA) under Grant 626/18.

Citation

Rampasso, I.S., Martins, V.W.B., Pavan Serafim, M., Cavaliero, C.K.N., Gonçalvez Quelhas, O.L., Leal Filho, W. and Anholon, R. (2021), "Brazilian contributions to the Sustainable Development Goal 7 and policy implications", Kybernetes, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/K-04-2021-0351

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