Royal Geographical Society conference 2020 - Session: Rethinking Barriers to Sustainable Rural Energy Access

1 Sep 2020 - 9:00am
Host: 
The Royal Geographical Society

Session abstract

Globally, over 10% of the world population does not have access to electricity, and 40% do not have access to clean fuels for cooking - and levels of access are much lower in rural areas. At the same time that political pressure to improve access globally is increasing, however, the rapid onset of climate change imposes structures on the type and intensity of energy access globally.

Despite technologies continually developing and achieving economies...