UN Chronicle feature on Iceland

UN Chronicle feature on Iceland – the magazine of the UN


The Director of ISE, Halla Hrund Logadóttir, authored an article in the December 2015 edition of the UN Chronicle which is the magazine of the UN. The piece focused on Iceland's renewable energy transition and the question if Iceland could serve as a model for the world's ongoing clean economy transition.

The article argues that though the exact nature of Iceland's clean energy transition is quite unique, many of the broader variables share close similarity with other countries, especially developing economies, around the world. Mid-century Iceland was a newly independent nation, largely dependent on fossil fuel imports, lack of training or knowledge of its own resources, dealing with centuries of poverty and a widespread lack of basic infrastructure. These key similarities can allow us to pull some real lessons from the Icelandic transition.

For the full text on Halla's piece in the UN Chronicle, please visit  http://unchronicle.un.org/issue/sustainable-energy                              



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