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Evidence to Action 2020: Climate Change and the Global South

Energy & Environment Conference   |  past event  |  Nov 16 2020

Solar panel on used for lighting village homes in Sri Lanka. (Credit: Dominic Sansoni / World Bank)

This year, CEGA’s annual Evidence to Action (E2A) symposium included three webinars featuring research on climate change, the environment, and global poverty. 

Climate change is affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies, and affecting lives, disproportionately impacting the Global South. E2A 2020 explored the myriad ways in which climate change and environmental degradation are driving economic hardship, income inequality, migration, and conflict, especially for those living in poverty. It further showcased new academic research on a diverse set of behavioral and technological interventions that promise to promote resilience and adaptation while helping countries achieve sustainable, environmentally-friendly growth.

On November 16th, our Evidence to Action (E2A) series kicked off with a set of talks on energy efficiency, forest conservation, climate migration, and climate resilient agriculture technology adoption in the Global South. We were delighted to feature Morrison Rwakakamba, founding CEO of Agency for Transformation (AfT) in Uganda, as keynote speaker. Morrison discussed his experience working in the public and private sectors on issues related to climate change, green growth, and environmental democracy.

 

AGENDA

9:00 am PST – Opening remarks
Carson Christiano (CEGA)

9:10 am PST – Keynote
Morrison Rwakakamba (Agency for Transformation)

9:40 am PST – Session 1
Susanna Berkouwer (University of Pennsylvania), Energy efficiency adoption among low-income households in Kenya
Saad Gulzar (Stanford), Representation and Forest Conservation: Evidence from India’s Scheduled Areas

10:40 am PST – Break

10:55 am PST – Session 2
Solomon Walelign (NTNU, EASST Fellow), Resettlement Capacity Assessments for Climate Induced Displacements: Evidence from Ethiopia
Kelsey Jack (UC Santa Barbara), Climate-Resilient Agricultural Technology Adoption in Niger

11:55 am PST – Closing remarks

 

Subsequent events in CEGA’s E2A series include Infra4Dev: Decarbonizing Infrastructure (Nov 18th, with the World Bank), and Disaster and Displacement: Inequalities in Climate Migration (Dec 11th, with the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative and the Human Rights Center).

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Morrison Rwakakamba
Agency for Transformation, Uganda
Susanna Berkouwer
University of Pennsylvania
Saad Gulzar
Stanford University
Solomon Zena Walelign
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Kelsey Jack
University of California, Santa Barbara

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