17 – 19 June 2021
The sixth annual meeting of the Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative (SETI) aims to bring together leading experts working on the current state of the global energy transition from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and organizations, but with a strong emphasis on economics and policy. The meeting will likely consist of a set of presentations and comments by selected speakers and discussants, and sessions with practitioners and policy-makers working on energy and development issues.
Thought-pieces or synthetic work on the following subjects are are particularly welcome: 1) the nature and progress of energy transitions in LMICs; 2) the effectiveness of interventions aimed at reducing energy poverty in different contexts; and 3) the progress and potential of climate mitigation and adaptation policies in LMICs. Submissions related to the following priority SETI sub-topics are also encouraged:
- Consequences of energy poverty, and impacts of energy transitions at various scales (households, firms, and the regional and global environment);
- Drivers of the energy transition in low- and middle-income contexts, including lessons from past experiences;
- Adoption and impacts of renewable and off-grid or micro-grid solutions;
- Impacts and drivers of regional air pollution and the policy mechanisms used to manage air quality;
- The gender and energy transition nexus, including research on both the role of empowerment in facilitating energy transition and how energy transitions may themselves contribute to empowerment;
- New methods and data sources for measuring access to modern energy services;
- Policy levers and solutions to speed the energy transition; and analysis of their effectiveness; and
- Empirical evidence that speaks to research gaps identified in the SETI systematic review of the broader literature on energy transitions.
Participation in the workshop will be open and free to all, though pre-registration will be required.
The deadline for submissions has been extended to May 15th.