VIDEOS/ Energy Poverty in a nutshell

The International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) launched its first series of video-lectures on Climate Change Governance,a key item on the global political agenda. The ICCG lecture series aim at promoting the long-distance training. To this purpose, the themes are treated in a very accessible way. They are targeted to the public at large and the world of policy making, in particular from developing countries where these issues are often under-addressed. The lectures are given by internationally renowned experts coming from institution of both the academic and policy fields, among which International Energy Agency (IEA), Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), European Commission, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, UNEP.

The first ICCG lecture series tackles the issue of energy poverty, addressing the bi-directional relationship between energy access and poverty reduction. 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.

A new lecture on the theme will be available every week for five weeks on the ICCG website and on its Youtube channel.

The first lecture of the series, “Defining and measuring energy-access and energy poverty”, is given by: Shonali Pachauri, IIASA, Austria.