Energy Justice and Sustainable Development Goals: The Case of Common Gas Field Projects of Iran and Qatar

Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 Professor, Economic Department, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran

2 PhD in Economics, Sed Jamal Asadabadi University, Asadabad, Iran

10.22050/pbr.2019.119150

Abstract

Energy Justice and Sustainable Development Goals: The Case of Common Gas Field Projects of Iran and Qatar

Abstract
The issue of exploiting shared resources appears a major controversy i.e. each country try to get more out of common field. Energy justice, as a new concept, seeks to apply the principles of justice in the production and exploitation, distribution and use of energy. This study tries to assess the extent to which Iran-Qatar common field is being exploited within the framework of the three tenets of energy justice. This study intends to identify energy justice in terms of having sustainable development indicators in common gas field of Iran and Qatar. We use the concept of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially from Goals that are related to the concept of energy justice to assess the realization of energy justice. The assessment of the tenets of distributional, procedural and recognition justice shows that energy justice is not pursued in joint exploitation of Iran and Qatar

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