EDD: Will Energy Access Alone End Poverty?
1.3 billion people currently do not have access to electricity and 3 billion people are without clean cooking facilities: these are the people who have been left behind. Many are women and young people. Global initiatives such as SE4ALL are crucial, but it remains a significant gap between the goal of universal energy access by 2030 and the present rate of progress. What is the role of the EU? Will energy access alone ensure that people around the world have better lives? Can technology transfer transform the lives of the “bottom billion”?
This debate will be co-hosted by the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) and the Smart Villages Initiative, an initiative based in Cambridge (UK) focusing on energy and development. In this interactive, inclusive and engaging session, participants will discuss and debate development policy and energy.
ARE Policy & Business Development Officer David Lecoque will be part of the panel.