09 February 2015 - 10 February 2015
World Bank Group Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
Climate change will have direct and immediate impacts on the poor and will make poverty reduction more difficult. Climate policies can benefit the poor by taking poverty and social concerns into account in their design.
On February 9 and 10 2015, academics and experts met in Washington, D.C., to explore the relationships between climate change and poverty by examining three areas: the impact on poor people’s livelihood and well-being; the impact on the risk for non-poor individuals to fall into poverty; and the impact on the ability of poor people to escape poverty. Narasimha Rao, Energy Program Research Scholar, gave a presentation on 'energy and poverty' at the conference. Click this link for further information on the conference.
The topic of 'energy and poverty' is in line with Dr. Rao's main research focus which examines the relationship between energy access, human development and climate change. He is also the recipient of the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant (2015-2018) for a project entitled Decent Living Energy - energy and emissions thresholds for providing decent living standards for all.
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