In a world struggling to respond adequately to the challenge of climate change, how should we think about the implications of efforts to alleviate poverty by facilitating energy development that enables economic opportunity – and what are the implications of success on climate change? A better understanding of the implications for climate change of energy access and of energy for further development can inform effective policy responses and investments in technology and R&D – which may be especially important in a time of uncertainty about national policies across the industrialized world.
As part of our on-going speaker series “Where Next on Climate?” the Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a presentation and panel discussion on climate, energy, and development. Philippe Benoit, Senior Associate for the Energy and National Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), presented findings from his on-going work on these topic. Following Mr. Benoit's presentation, he joined a panel discussion with the following experts:
- Ellen Morris, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia/SIPA
- Kathleen Auth, Deputy Energy Office Director, Power Africa, US Agency for International Development (USAID)