Tag: Economic Development

Pardee Center Hosts Seminar on the Current and Future Socioeconomic Impacts of Climate Change in China

On November 29, the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future hosted a seminar exploring the socioeconomic impacts of climate change in China. The seminar featured a presentation and discussion with Tao Ye, a Professor of Geographical Science at Beijing Normal University (BNU) and a Pardee Center Visiting Scholar. Prof. Ye […]

Former Summer Fellow Kristen Carey Authors Article on Population Growth in Tanzania for The Conversation

Kristen Carey, a PhD candidate in the Department of History and a 2018 Graduate Summer Fellow at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, recently authored an article in The Conversation exploring population growth in Africa, the history of family planning policies in Tanzania, and the connection between demography and […]

Faculty Research Fellow Jim Stodder Consults on Barcelona’s New Electronic “Social Currency”

Jim Stodder, a Visiting Professor in BU’s Metropolitan College and a Faculty Research Fellow at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for Study of the Longer-Range Future, recently worked as a consultant on the Rec, a newly launched electronic “social currency” sponsored by the European Union and the City Council of Barcelona. Barcelona’s Rec (Real Economy Currency) is […]

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

Laurence 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 […]

Postdoc Laurence Delina Authors New Book on Sustainable Energy Transitions

Laurence Delina, a post-doctoral associate at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, recently authored his second book, titled Accelerating Sustainable Energy Transition(s) in Developing Countries: The challenges of climate change and sustainable development. The book, published by Routledge Press, explores how transitions away from carbon-based fuel sources to renewables occur in […]

Les Kaufman Writes Article on Importance of Fish Biodiversity in Lake Victoria

Les Kaufman, a Faculty Research Fellow at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future and a Professor in the Department of Biology, recently published an article as part of a multi-part blog series exploring biodiversity in the world’s largest tropical lake, Lake Victoria, and the critical role the lake plays in providing […]

New Paper: Diffusion of Microfinance in Development: The Role of U.S. Philanthropic Foundations

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future has published a new paper in its Issues in Brief series. The paper, titled “Diffusion of Microfinance in Development: The Role of U.S. Philanthropic Foundations,” was written by Emily Bryant, a Boston University doctoral candidate in Sociology and 2015 Pardee Center Graduate Summer Fellow. Microfinance programs […]

Laurence Delina Authors Paper on Role of Multilateral Development Banks in Climate Finance

Laurence Delina, a post-doctoral associate at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, recently published a paper in the journal International Environmental Agreements. In the paper, Delina explores how and why the role of Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) in climate finance is increasing by analyzing energy projects supported by the Asian Development Bank […]

Pardee Center Hosts Workshop on Sustainable Energy Futures

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future hosted a workshop July 13-15 for an international group of scholars, practitioners, and government officials from 12 developing countries as part of a research program titled The Future of Energy Systems in Developing Countries. Pardee Center Post-doctoral Associate Laurence Delina convened the gathering […]

Pardee Center Hosts Special Lecture on Affordable and Just Energy Access

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future hosted a special lecture titled “New Paradigms for Delivering Affordable and Just Energy Access: Insights from the Social Sciences” with Prof. Benjamin Sovacool on Thursday, July 14. Prof. Sovacool discussed how small-scale renewable energy technologies, such as solar panels, cookstoves, biogas digesters, microhydro units, and […]