Postdoctoral Associate Laurence Delina Co-Authors Paper on Energy Access and Sustainable Development

laurence delinaLaurence Delina, a postdoctoral associate at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, recently co-authored a paper with Prof. Benjamin Sovacool laying out an epistemic and governance agenda for advancing sustainable energy transitions and energy access.

The article, published in the journal Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, gives an overview of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change, and recommends shifting the ways that knowledge is produced and energy transitions are governed to a more justice-based framework in order to achieve these global goals more efficiently.

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Prof. Sovacool gave a keynote address on affordable and just energy access as part of a three-day workshop on sustainable energy futures in developing countries hosted by the Pardee Center and convened by Delina in July 2016.

At the Pardee Center, Delina leads a research project called The Future of Energy Systems in Developing Countries, which seeks to understand the options and trade-offs for achieving a secure and sustainable energy future in a select number of developing countries. He is the author of three recent books: Strategies for Rapid Climate Mitigation: Wartime mobilisation as a model for action? (Routledge 2016), Accelerating Sustainable Energy Transition(s) in Developing Countries: The challenges of climate change and sustainable development (Routledge 2017), and Climate Actions: Transformative Mechanisms for Social Mobilisation (Palgrave Macmillan 2018).