The theme of this – the second – issue of
Making It: Industry for Development
is energy, specifically the provision of energy to spursustainable development, to facilitate productive activities bypowering tools, machinery, and manufacturing processes in waysthat will cause less – ideally no – damage to our environment.The world cannot address the threat of climate change withoutdealing with the issues of energy access and energy solutions.We cannot fight poverty without creating wealth, and it’s notpossible to create wealth without a cheap source of energy topower economic activities. And we can’t achieve any of theMillennium Development Goals without improving access toaffordable and reliable sources of energy.What are the renewable energy options for developingcountries? How can industries across the globe increase outputto meet a growing demand while, at the same time, reducegreenhouse gas emissions? What needs to be done to give theworld’s poorest people access to energy, and how can it be done?Energy for development is a vast topic, and
hopes toact as a thought-provoker, and as a catalyst for a wider and deeperdiscussion and debate.
’s new website – www.makingitmagazine.net – provides an interactive platform for exchange of views and ideas, and we invite you – our readers – to join in. We want to know how you see thistopic, what energy for development means to your country, your community, your business. If you agree, or disagree, or even if you think our contributors have missed thepoint, we want your reactions, your response.