Infra4Dev took place virtually on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, as part of CEGA’s 2020 Evidence to Action (E2A) Series, “Climate Change and the Global South”. The conference featured opening remarks by Makhtar Diop, World Bank Vice President for Infrastructure, and Ted Miguel, CEGA Faculty Director at UC Berkeley, as well as plenaries with high-level experts, researchers and policymakers. Michael Grubb, Professor of Energy and Climate Change at University College London, and Catherine Wolfram, Professor of Business Administration at UC Berkeley, delivered the keynote addresses.
Lightning Talks: Energy (Parallel Talks 1)
- Ranjit Deshmukh, Assistant Professor in the Environmental Studies department, UC Santa Barbara, Decarbonizing India’s Electricity System
- Jevgenijs Steinbuks, Economist, Sustainability and Infrastructure Team, Development Research Group, World Bank, How Much Did Feed-in-Tariffs Cost Ukraine Power Sector?
- Dharik Mallapragada, Research Scientist, MIT Energy Initiative, The Economics of Storage and its Role in the Energy Transition
- Prudence Dato, Researcher, Department of Business and Economics, University of Basel, How Can Smart-Grids Help for Climate Mitigation?
- Jan Witajewski-Baltvilks, Assistant Professor and Head of Warsaw Ecological Economics Center, University of Warsaw, Cost of Transition from The Workers’ Perspective
- Francesco Dolci, Scientific Officer, Joint Research Centre (JRC) – European Commission’s Science Service, Green Hydrogen Transport Cost Assessment in the Context of the New EU Hydrogen Strategy
Moderated by Maria Vagliasindi, Lead Economist, World Bank