ICCG Lecture Series on Energy Poverty

The International Centre for Climate Governance (ICCG) has launched a new online lecture series on issues related to climate change governance. Content is delivered by policy and academic experts and lectures are aimed at promoting long-distance training.

The first in this interesting lecture series is on Energy Poverty:

“Reducing energy poverty in the developing world is a necessary condition to promote its economic and social development. 1.3 billion people in the world still lack access to electricity and 2.7 billion people rely mainly on traditional biomass. But extending energy access entails environmental implications. ICCG lectures series on Energy Poverty addresses the bi-directional relationship between energy access and poverty reduction, starting from the definition of the problem, reviewing the common measurement approaches, the needed resources and forecasting the future energy access technologies and scenarios for the decades to come.

Short lectures are presented on the following topics:

  • Lecture 1: Defining and measuring energy-access and energy-poverty
  • Lecture 2: The energy poverty cycle and its drivers
  • Lecture 3: Financing energy access
  • Lecture 4: Mapping global energy needs and emissions
  • Lecture 5: Energy efficiency and new technologies

If you’re interested, access the lectures from the following link:  http://www.iccgov.org/StaticPage.aspx?IDSM=62&IDPG=73&IDM=70&Lan=en-US#1