Book Launch | Escaping the Energy Poverty Trap

Event Description

Book Launch | Escaping the Energy Poverty Trap: When and How Governments Power the Lives of the Poor

 

February 20, 2019 | 18:00 – 19:30 PM EST

International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118 St.

New York, NY 10027 1501

 

 

Please join us in New York City for the launch of Escaping the Energy Poverty Trap: When and How Governments Power the Lives of the Poor. Co-author Johannes Urpelainen, Non-Resident Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy and Director and Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment and Founding Director, Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy (ISEP) at Johns Hopkins University, explores why energy poverty is persistent in some countries and not in others. Drawing on case studies from India, East Asia, Africa, and Latin America, Urpelainen and his co-authors assert that energy poverty is a policy problem, and engaging with it as such offers new opportunities not only for ensuring equal energy access, but also for political, economic, and environmental development.

Following Dr. Urpelainen’s presentation, he will join Michelle Keane, World Bank Program Manager for the Sint Maarten Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience Trust Fund (SXM TF), on a panel moderated by Philippe Benoit, Adjunct Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy.


Guests unable to attend in person can view a livestream of the event at energypolicy.columbia.edu/livestream.

This event is open to press. Please direct media inquiries to Artealia Gilliard (ag4144@sipa.columbia.edu).

A podcast of this event will be available a week after the date of the event through iTunes and CGEP website.

For more information contact: energypolicy@columbia.edu.


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