Indoor air pollution is a major problem in the developing world and. Most of these emissions are generated while cooking with solid fuels. For this reason, understanding the determinants of LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) stove adoption in rural India is key for designing good policies. This column looks at the impact of electrification on the choice of cooking fuel. According to the energy ladder theory, the increase in socioeconomic status generated by electrification should push households towards the adoption of cleaner cooking fuels.
Empowering local communities to manage their forests: Nine EfD studies examine the ecological and socioeconomic effects
Probably the most important trend in developing countries’ forest policy over the past several decades has been decentralization—the transfer of management authority from the national level to the states, villages, and local communities. More than a quarter of all developing countries’ forests are now managed by local communities, well over twice the share for protected areas.
It is unusual for a rapporteur to abstain from voting on a resolution that he or she has proposed. This is what Green MEP Yannick Jadot did when the European Parliament voted on the carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM). He did so to protest against a last-minute amendment that canceled the removal of the free allowances assigned to some firms in the European Union (EU) Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).
October 19, 2020
In the early 1970s, planners in Buenos Aires piloted a novel remedy for the city’s chronic traffic congestion and vehicular pollution: to cut downtown traffic in half, they banned vehicles from entering the city center every other day, depending on whether the last digit of a license plate was odd or even.
How to make virtual research-engagement workshops work better: Insights from a recent international gender and energy meeting
Written by: Thomas Klug & Marc Jeuland
About the Workshop
Fuelwood collection and children's school attendance in the Kassena-Nankana Districts of Northern Ghana
Written by: Rex Alirigia
Edited by: Alicia Oberholzer & Thomas Klug
The Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative (SETI) is proud to announce a successful fourth annual conference, which occurred on May 15-17, 2019 in Santiago, Chile. The three-day conference kicked off with a policy interaction workshop, featuring various stakeholder perspectives on energy access in Latin America.
SETI Student works on Energy Access in sub-Saharan Africa with Solar Sister
Written by: Alicia Oberholzer, SETI Graduate Research Assistant