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Evidence to Action 2020: Climate Change and the Global South

Energy & Environment Conference   |   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 will comprise three webinars featuring research on climate change, the environment, and global poverty. 

E2A 2020 will explore 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 will further showcase new academic research on a diverse set of behavioral and technological interventions that promise to mitigate the impacts of climate change, while considering longer-term adaptation strategies.

On November 16th, CEGA’s Evidence to Action (E2A) series kicks off with a set of talks on energy efficiency, food security, climate migration, and climate resilient agriculture technology adoption in the Global South. Confirmed speakers:

  • Susanna Berkouwer (University of Pennsylvania), Can energy efficiency subsidies improve welfare in low-income countries? Evidence from Kenya says yes
  • Saad Gulzar (Stanford), Political Quotas and Forest Conservation: Evidence from India’s Scheduled Areas
  • Solomon Walelign (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, EASST Fellow), Resettlement Capacity Assessments for Climate Induced Displacements: Evidence from Ethiopia
  • Kelsey Jack (University of California, Santa Barbara), Climate-Resilient Agricultural Technology Adoption

Register user the orange button on the right-hand side of this page. Keynote announcement and detailed agenda coming soon.

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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Date & Time

Nov 16 2020
09:00 - 12:00 Pacific Time

Get to know the speakers

Kelsey Jack
UC Santa Barbara
Solomon Zena Walelign
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Saad Gulzar
Stanford University
Susanna Berkouer
University of Pennsylvania

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