The Last Mile: Ensuring Access to Affordable Energy to Poor, Rural Communities

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How can we deliver clean and affordable energy to even the poor, especially in rural settlements, as set out in UN Sustainable Development Goal 7? 

Environment Professor Jacqueline McGlade will examine how renewable energy systems, ranging from large-scale hydroelectric dams, solar arrays and geothermal plants, to small-scale solar micro-grids can offer immense opportunities for climate mitigation and achieving a clean energy future. She will argue that without proper social safeguards these same systems disenfranchise the poorest and those living in rural areas.

https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/energy/

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This event was on Tue, 19 May 2020

Professor Jacqueline McGlade

Professor Jacqueline McGlade

Frank Jackson Foundation Professor of the Environment

Professor Jacqueline McGlade is the Frank Jackson Foundation Professor of the Environment at Gresham College.

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