Low Carbon Energy for Development Network 6th Conference
Durham, 11 & 12 September 2017
(St Aidan’s College, Lindisfarne Centre)
Theme: ‘Equity and Energy Justice’
Key Speakers – Rosie Day, Ben Sovacool, Vanesa Castan Broto, Joy Clancy, Simon Trace
The Low Carbon Energy for Development Network (LCEDN) began in 2012, with the aim of bringing together researchers, policy-makers and practitioners from across the United Kingdom to expand research capacity around low-carbon development in the countries of the Global South and promote project and policy initiatives to address an urgent need.
The network has evolved to link existing expertise in international development, renewable energy transitions, science and technology studies and climate change to enhance interdisciplinary research, learning and policy-formation for this increasingly important and rapidly changing field.
The work of the LCEDN is not restricted to the UK but involves working with partners across the Global South to advance equitable and empowering access to low carbon energy among the global poor, and to address the challenge of how to combine universal access with low carbon transition.
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.
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.