Tuesday, May 31, 2022

University Of Pittsburgh European Studies Center: Just Energy Transition Workshop Online Event June 3-4

The Just Energy Transition Workshop is a timely workshop to examine the progress of the EU member countries, as well as the United States and Canada, following the COP-26 in Glasgow in 2021 and the IPCC Sixth Assessment Reports published in 2022.

It brings together scholars from North America and Europe to explore the equity aspects of the energy transition, within the context of their countries’ historical patterns of energy production and consumption. 

For countries that have made significant adoption of renewable energy, how can policies be designed to further expand renewable energy adoption, while ensuring broader sharing of benefits, both as a valuable end in itself and in order to sustain political support for the energy transition. 

For countries that continue to have a strong reliance on fossil fuel extraction, how can policies help the shift towards renewable energy while assisting workers and communities, which have been reliant on fossil fuel extraction, to diversify their economies?

The keynote speaker will be: Jim Skea (Ph.D. Cambridge) is the Co-chair of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental  Panel on Climate Change. He was the Research Director of the interdisciplinary UK Energy Research  Centre until 2012, leading the Phase I Energy 2050 project. 

Other speakers include--

-- Patrice Geoffron (Ph.D. Paris-Dauphine University) is a Research Fellow of the Centre on Regulation in Europe, member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Management and Network Economics, and co-editor of the Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment journal.

-- Pablo del Rio Gonzalez (Ph.D. Autonomous University of Madrid) is the head scientist of the Environmental Economics group of the Institute of Policies and Public Goods of the Higher Council for Scientific Research.

-- Shanti Gamper-Rabindran (Ph.D. MIT) is an associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh. Her book America’s Energy Gamble (Cambridge University Press 2022) details how political, financial and legal institutions entrench fossil fuel dependency, but how efforts to shift to renewable energy are gaining traction.

-- Espen Moe (Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles) is a professor in the Department of  Sociology and Political Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

-- Andrea Prontera (Ph.D. University of Florence) is assistant professor of international relations in  the Department of Political Science, Communication and International Relations at the University of  Macerata, Italy. 

-- Nancy Olewiler (Ph.D. University of British Columbia) is a professor at the School of Public  Policy at Simon Fraser University, affiliated with organizations such as Powertech Labs Inc. and the Center for Public Research.

-- Mogens RĂ¼diger (Dr.Phil. Aalborg University, Ph.D. Copenhagen University) is a professor at Aalborg University, research coordinator for the Contemporary History research unit, and a member of various academic boards and councils.

-- Miranda Schreurs (Ph.D. University of Michigan) is Chair of Climate and Environmental Policy at the Technical University of Munich.

Click Here to register and for more information on the agenda.

[Posted: May 31, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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