Climate Change, Energy Poverty and the Global Energy System

Date: 18 June 2015
Other languages: Русский язык |

Speaker: Dr. Hisham Zerriffi, Assistant Professor and the Ivan Head South/North Research Chair, Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia
Date: 18 June 2015, 4.00 pm
Venue: University of Central Asia (UCA), 138 Toktogul Street, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic,2nd Floor Conference Room.

Abstract
The world faces two global energy grand challenges that are inextricably intertwined with one another. The first is the present and growing risks of climate change, largely as a direct consequence of the burning of fossil fuels to meet our need for energy services. The second is the lack of modern energy services in many parts of the developing world. The result is a large gap between different parts of the world in both energy consumption and climate relevant emissions. This talk will provide an overview of global energy and climate change inequities, issues and challenges for solving energy poverty globally, and the inter-relationship between global energy poverty solutions and global climate change solutions. 

Registration
Please RSVP to elnura.omurbekova@ucentralasia.org with your name and affiliation. Please indicate if you require Russian translation. 

Biography
Hisham Zerriffi is an Assistant Professor and the Ivan Head South/North Research Chair in the Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia. Dr. Zerriffi’s research is at the intersection of technology, energy and the environment, with a particular focus on rural areas of the developing world. Much of his research focuses on institutional factors impacting the diffusion of new technology, determinants and patterns of household energy choice and welfare implications of rural energy use.

Language
The presentation will be in English. Russian translation provided upon prior request.