LCEDN workshop in Brighton

The second meeting of the Low Carbon Energy for Development Network (LCEDN) conference was held in Brighton in the premises of the Sussex University on the 10th and 11th of September 2012. The programme consisted of a mix of presentations and interactive discussion sessions. The final programme is below. The meeting brought together researchers from mostly British organisations and institutions.

LCEDN Conference Programme: Transitions to low carbon energy systems: which pathways to energy access for all?

Day 1: Monday, 10th September 2012

09:00 – 10:00/ Registration
10:00 – 11:00/ Introduction and keynote
Chair: Gordon MacKerron (Director of SPRU, University of Sussex, UK)
Keynote Speaker: Kevin Urama (African Technology Policy Studies Network, Kenya)
11:00 – 11:30/ Break
11:30 – 13:00/ Session 1
The development benefits of low-carbon energy access: What is the evidence?
Speakers: Teo Sanchez (Practical Action, UK) Gisela Prasad (Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town, South Africa) Andrew Scott (Overseas Development Institute, UK)
13:00 – 14:00/ Lunch
14:00 – 15:30/ Session 2
Transformative energy pathways: the political economy of low carbon energy access
Chair: Peter Newell (Centre for Global Political Economy, University of Sussex, UK)
Andy Stirling (SPRU and STEPS Centre, University of Sussex, UK) Farhana Yamin (Special Advisor to Connie Hedegaard, and University College London, UK) Other speakers T.B.C.
15:30 – 16:00/ Break
16:00 – 17:30/ Workshop 1
Group consultations on the evidence and the challenges
19:00/ Conference dinner

Day 2: Tuesday, 11th September 2012

09:00 – 10:30/ Session 3
Low carbon energy technology transfer, development and poverty reduction
Chair: Alison Doig (Christian Aid, UK)
Heleen de Coninck (Energy research Centre of the Netherlands)
Ambuj Sagar (Indian Institute of Technology, India) Other speakers T.B.C.
10:30 – 11:00/ Break
11:00 – 12:30/ Session 4
Financing sustainable energy for all: what works, and what needs to change?
Neil Jeffery, Renewable World, UK
Shiva Susarla, Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore
Smita Nakhooda, Overseas Development Institute
12:30 – 13:30/ Lunch
13:30 – 15:00/ Workshop 2
Group discussion identifying follow-on workshops, partnerships and research
15:00 – 15:30/ Break
15:30 – 16:30/ Round-up and closing