10 July 2014 - 11 July 2014
Universal access to modern forms of energy is a key priority on the global development agenda, and is considered a fundamental driver of economic and social development. Without access to energy, guaranteed access to clean water, sanitation, education and business in developing countries would be near impossible.
Despite previous initiatives and continued calls for action, e.g., Millennium Development Goals, it is still unclear which initiatives and policy design are best suited to attaining goal of universal access to energy for all. Thus, the aim of the workshop is to collect and generate new insights into this research and policy area.
The workshop is thematically divided into two broad sessions:
During the first session, outstanding representatives from the academia and researchers in the field of development economics will provide an overview of the energy poverty issue, coupled with rigorous empirical assessments of the effects of energy access and on the limit of implementation strategies in developing countries.
During the second session, institutional and business delegates will present goals, initiatives and best practices already in place at the global level, trying to identify the most important challenges and possible solutions arising from the cooperation of different actors such as NGOs, international agencies and corporate institutions.
Energy Program's Shonali Pachauri will deliver a keynote speech.
Further information on the workshop can be obtained from the organizers at FEEM.
Access to energy and electricity are fundamental to meeting basic human needs, and they also spur growth in income and improvements in wellbeing. IIASA researchers are studying how access to energy supply affects people’s lives and livelihoods, and how to provide energy services equitably. More
Climate impacts of poverty eradication
Nature Climate Change, 4(9):749-751 (September 2014) (Published online 27 August 2014) More
Book review: Energy Access, Poverty, and Development: The Governance of Small-scale Renewable Energy in Developing Asia, by Benjamin K. Sovacool, Ira Martina Drupady (2012)
Energy, 68:1007-1008 (15 April 2014) (Published online 14 March 2014) More
Gender impacts and determinants of energy poverty: Are we asking the right questions?
Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 5(2):205-215 (June 2013) (Published online 16 May 2013) More
Energy for All: Harnessing the Power of Energy Access for Chronic Poverty Reduction
Policy Guide 3, Chronic Poverty Advisory Network (CPAN) More
Measuring and monitoring energy poverty
Energy Policy, 39(12):7497-7504 (December 2011) (Published online 30 July 2011) More
Last edited: 30 June 2014
Energy Access and Poverty
The ENE Program is analyzing how improving access to modern energy carriers and technologies in developing countries can potentially improve human health and well-being
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