04 September 2017

Workshop Update: Clean energy technologies to developing countries

While the developed world is trying to transition to a more carbon-neutral energy mix, developing countries are struggling to secure sufficient energy to meet basic human needs. The International Energy Agency (IEA 2012) states that, “Over 1.3 billion people are without access to electricity and 2.7 billion people are without clean cooking facilities. More than 95% of these people are either in sub-Saharan African or developing Asia and 84% are in rural areas.” In this context, the diffusion of low-cost clean energy technology from developed to developing countries is essential and remains a challenge.

The topic of clean energy technology diffusion was discussed on 26-27 May 2016 at the Graduate Institute (Geneva, Switzerland) during a scientific workshop on “Climate policy innovation and the access to clean energy technology in developing countries” organised by Prof Liliana Andonova and Dr Joëlle Noailly from the Centre for International Environmental Studies at the Graduate Institute with the support of the INOGOV COST Action and the Swiss Network of International Studies (SNIS). 

The network INOGOV (Innovations in Climate Governance) recently posted a summary of the workshop. 
Read more here: https://www.inogov.eu/workshop-update-clean-energy-technologies-developing-countries/