10 July 2014 - 11 July 2014
Milan, Italy

Workshop on Energy Poverty: Empirical Evidence and Implementation Issues

On 10-11 July, the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) will host a workshop on energy poverty. Energy Program scholar Shonali Pachauri is one of the highlighted speakers at the event.

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.

Household Energy Transitions

Many people rely on traditional and polluting forms of fuel like wood and coal that contribute to health problems and air pollution. How do people make choices about fuel and appliances, and how can policies encourage people to switch to cleaner fuels? More

Energy and Infrastructure

Developing countries’ demand for infrastructure, including roads, electrical grids, and public water systems, is growing rapidly. Building and maintaining that infrastructure requires energy, but how much?  More

Energy and Economic Development

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

Relevant Publications

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