Conference of the African Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AFAERE) 22-25 November 2023
The Second Conference of the African Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AFAERE) will be held from 22-25 November 2023 at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies, Nairobi, Kenya.
Theme: Just Energy Transition in Africa.
All forces need to be mobilized as the time to fulfill the pledges made in the Paris Agreement and Agenda 2030 is slowly passing away before a catastrophic calamity strikes humanity. It is urgent to secure a continent-wide, inclusive green transformation, with a focus on a low-carbon transition and gender equity. Never in human history has there been a need for such a quick and comprehensive set of social alterations, which is also a knowledge-intensive process. This means that to accelerate positive change, existing capability and expertise must be fully exploited. Energy transition becomes an important theme in the context of Africa given their differential impacts, lack of preparedness and vulnerability of African economies to such transitions.
Submission Guideline and Rules
You are invited to submit theoretical, empirical and policy papers dealing with the socioeconomic and environmental implications of energy transitions and policy trade-offs in Africa. Papers could address any or combination of the following topics:
-Modeling and understanding energy transition risks.
-The role of property rights in a just energy transition.
-The role of national and corporate governance in the transition towards affordable, greener, sustainable, and secure energy sources.
-The role of gender-energy initiatives in strengthening women and youth’s engagement, involvement, and leadership in a just energy transition.
-Options for financing a just energy transition in Africa.
Full papers are to be submitted here
Deadline for full paper submissions: 31 July 2023.