Registration open: UCL panel discussion on energy and SDGs

7 Feb 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
University College London
G13, 1-19 Torrington Place
United Kingdom

On the 7th February 2018, the UCL Energy and Development Group will be hosting a high-level panel discussion to debate the role of energy in delivering sustainable development.

The event launches their recent publication in Nature Energy which maps the contribution of energy to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (available here). The paper found evidence of synergies between 143 Targets and efforts to achieve SDG7, meaning that ~85% of 2030 Agenda targets are mutually reinforcing with SDG7. We also found evidence of trade-offs between SDG7 and ~35% of the 2030 Agenda targets. Many of these trade-offs relate to tensions between the need to rapidly expand access to basic services, and the need for efficient energy systems underpinned by renewable resources.

At this event, Julia Tomei and Francesco Fuso-Nerini will introduce the paper, setting the scene for a high-level panel to debate the role of energy in contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals. The panel will be chaired by Ben Milligan, and panellists will include:

  • Yacob Mulugetta, Professor of Energy and Development Policy, UCL STEaPP

  • Long Seng To, Research Fellow, Low Carbon Energy for Development Network

  • Priti Parikh, Senior Lecturer, UCL CEGE

  • Plus others, TBC

The event will run from 18.00 to 19.30, followed by a drinks reception.

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