LCEDN Annual Conference 2017: Equity and Energy Justice (11-12 Sept, Durham)

The Low Carbon Energy for Development Network is pleased to invite you to our Annual Conference 2017, which will be held at Durham University on the 11th and 12th of September 2017. The theme for this year’s conference is “Equity and Energy Justice“.

Speakers include Dr Rosie Day (University of Birmingham), Professor Benjamin Sovacool (University of Sussex), Dr Vanesa Castan Broto (University College London) , Professor Joy Clancy (University of Twente) and Simon Trace (former CEO at Practical Action).Working within the broad framework of the UN’s policy of promoting Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) the conference is based on the principle that without equity of access and energy justice, there can be no sustainability, and the conference aims to further understandings of how equity and justice are essential components of sustainability.Issues we are hoping to address include (but are not limited to):

  • Inclusivity/marginalization
  • Technology justice
  • Climate justice
  • Intersectional and structural inequalities
  • Governance and citizenship
  • Contestation
  • Socio-technical imaginaries and normative projects for social change
  • Research collaborations

This year’s annual conference (our 6th) is the first during the new phase of funding under DFID’s Transforming Energy Access programme. In this, the LCEDN has a role in consolidating existing relationships and collaborations among relevant UK academics and researchers, policy communities, NGOs and the private sector, and is extending partnerships in the global south for skills development. This conference is an opportunity to network, learn and develop partnerships across sectors.

The full programme is available HERE.

Registration for the conference is open until the deadline of Thursday 7th September at 13:00 GMT – please register here.

 


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