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Fifth Chilean EfD Workshop on Environmental and Natural Resource Economics and Fourth Short Course to Policy Makers

Research Nucleus in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics at the University of Concepción is organizing the Fifth Workshop on Environmental and Natural Resource Economics,  5th and 6th October 2017, and the Fourth Short course to policy makers on “Compliance and Enforcement of Environmental Policy and Management of Natural Resources”, 4th October 2017. It will take place at Termas de Catillo, Maule Region in Chile.

EAERE 2016, Zurich

The 22nd  Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, is taking place  Zurich from June 22-25, 2016. Remember deadline for early registration is April 29. http://www.eaere2016.ethz.ch/    

Energy workshop: Lessons from Ethiopia

A workshop, titled ‘Sustainable energy transitions in low and middle-income countries: lessons for Ethiopia’ was held on June 1st to 3rd in Ethiopia to explore the potential for a new research program on the drivers and impacts of energy transitions.

IGC Central Call for proposal

The IGC invites researchers to submit proposals for high-calibre research projects relevant to growth policies in developing countries. The deadline is 11:59pm GMT, 30th November 2013.

EfD in Kenya Annual Workshop (2013)

EfD-Kenya held its first Annual Workshop on August 7, 2013 at Fairview Hotel in Nairobi. The workshop brought together researchers, policy makers, academia and other stakeholders in the environment sector.

Paper presented by EfD researcher on 2011 CSAE

Centre for the Study of African Economies Conference 2011 on Economic Development in Africa was held at St Catherine's College, Oxford, 20-22 March 2011. Junior research fellow of EfD Ethiopia, Rahel Derbie, presented a paper on Fossil Fuel and Food Tax Incidence in Ethiopia.

2017-10-29

Clean and reliable energy is the key to sustainable development

Clean and reliable energy is a “golden thread” in sustainable development, according to experts who gathered at the EfD Policy Day Workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on October 26, 2017. Kicking off EfD’s 11th annual meeting, Policy Day brought together researchers and government officials to discuss the theme of “Carbon pricing and energy transition in developing countries.” 

2017-04-25

First annual conference on Ethiopia’s Green Development Path

On April 25th opened the first Annual Conference on Ethiopia’s Green Development Path. The aim of the annual conference is to create an effective forum for policy makers, researchers, and practitioners to discuss the latest knowledge on the challenges and opportunities of realizing Ethiopia’s climate resilient and green development agenda.

2016-11-25

How to drive water saving amongst office staff

CAPE TOWN: Appointing a water-saving ‘champion’ in an office block context could be one way that municipalities and companies in South Africa can respond quickly and cheaply to the water restrictions facing many parts of the country, following two years of severe drought.

2017-09-09

Chilean EfD center is organizing Workshop on Environmental and Natural Resource Economics and Short Course to Policy Makers

Research Nucleus in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics at the University of Concepción is organizing the Fifth Workshop on Environmental and Natural Resource Economics,  5th and 6th October 2017, and the Fourth Short course to policy makers on “Compliance and Enforcement of Environmental Policy and Management of Natural Resources”, 4th October 2017. It will take place at Termas de Catillo, Maule Region in Chile.

2017-01-26

Request for concept notes to develop collaborative multi-site research projects

SETI (http://seti.duke.edu/) invites concept notes to seed collaborative research related to energy transitions. We particularly welcome proposals for work related to the SETI priority themes, including: Consequences of energy poverty, defined as a lack of reliable access to electricity and other modern fuels Drivers of the energy transition in low- and middle-income contexts, including lessons from past experiences Impacts of energy transitions at various scales (households, firms, and the regional and global environment) Policy levers and solutions to speed the energy transition; and analysis of their effectiveness Notable gaps in research on energy transitions

2016-11-11

Fisheries and energy in focus during EfDPolicy day 2016

In relation to the EfD Annual meeting, the Chilean EfD center (NENRE) organized a policy day as a forum for  policy makers and EfD researchers to meet and exchange ideas.  The focus of  this year´s event was fisheries and energy.

2016-06-01

CEGA-EASST Welcomes Remidius Ruhinduka To UC Berkeley

Remidius Ruhinduka, a lecturer and EfD research fellow at the University of Dar Es Salaam, participated in a short-term visiting fellowship with CEGA-EASST at UC Berkeley from April 18-22, 2016. Over the course of the week, Dr. Ruhinduka was able to meet with CEGA faculty across UC Berkeley and Stanford University to discuss research and potential avenues for collaboration.

2016-05-09

Is there an economic case for fracking?

WORCESTER, SOUTH AFRICA: If the South African government gives the green light for private energy companies to begin extracting shale gas using the method of hydrological fracturing, or ‘fracking’, will it have economic benefits for the region and the country? And if so, could these be offset by the cost of the potential negative impacts to other sectors and communities in the water-scarce Karoo, where fracking is being considered?

2016-04-01

‘Time of use’ tariffs in the spotlight

SOUTH AFRICA: Charging a premium for peak-time electricity could be an effective way of getting city consumers to spread their power use more evenly throughout the day, helping the national utility to manage the country’s grid more effectively.

2016-03-30

Smart device cuts geyser energy by up to a third

Stellenbosch, South Africa: An experimental geyser control device, which is operated via the internet a smart phone app, has the potential to cut household water heating by up to 30 percent without users noticing a change to their hot water use habits. 

2016-03-30

Utilities-based funding model is a problem in SA cities

CAPE TOWN: South Africa’s bigger cities get a large amount of their revenue from the sale of electricity and water to consumers. And owing to the pricing structure of these services, cities earn more from large-volume users, and use this revenue to cross-subsidise smaller volume users, who often fall in lower income communities.

2015-07-28

Small Kenyan hydro research gets global exposure

The work by Mary Karumba, a doctoral researcher at the University of Cape Town’s Environmental Research Policy Unit (EPRU) in South Africa, recently received some international coverage when the Heinrich Boll Foundation (HBF) ran a column on the work she is doing in her home country.

2015-06-30

High profile Energy Workshop in Ethiopia completed

A workshop, titled ‘Sustainable energy transitions in low and middle-income countries: lessons for Ethiopia’ was held on June 1st to 3rd in Ethiopia to explore the potential for a new EfD research program on the drivers and impacts of energy transitions.

2015-06-30

The importance of accounting for spillover effects in policy design

Marcela Jaime recently defended her thesis: Essays on behavioral Economics and Policy Design. What it is about? My thesis is about unintended effects of behavioral and policy interventions and its effects on policy design. Unintended effects of policies, either positive or negative, are often referred to as spillover effects. Specifically, my thesis investigates spillover effects of monetary and non-monetary policy instruments for environment and natural resource management, in both developing and developed settings.

2015-06-24

Understanding gender relations crucial when dealing with the ”killer in the kitchen”

Effective kitchen stoves that use less firewood and emit fewer greenhouse gases are both cheap and available to the rural population in many developing countries. But the demand for the stove is low. From his field study in Ethiopia, economist Sied Hassen at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, draws the conclusion that the bargaining power in the household is the key for understanding the adoption of more effective stoves.

2015-01-28

Chilean National Commission of Lithium submitted final report

The "National Commission of Lithium" ("Comisión Nacional del Litio", by its name in Spanish), which included among its members NENRE-Concepcion researcher Carlos Chávez, submitted the final report to the Chilean Government. The Commission had as objective to propose to the Chilean Government a public policy for the exploitation of Lithium in Chile.

2014-11-27

The future of electric cars in South Africa

Electric cars, and plug-in hybrids, could account for as much as 20% of the new car market in South Africa by 2030. But the uniqueness of the domestic car manufacturing industry, the sprawling nature of the country’s cities, and policy uncertainty remain key stumbling blocks to this sector taking off.

2014-08-21

How myopic oil and gas policies will doom Tanzania

University dons have warned over the risk of the current oil and gas industry development focusing on short term gains alone, saying such a trend might cause long term damage in terms of revenues, contracts and licenses given to companies as well as exports promotion

2014-01-30

Video lectures from PhD specialization courses available online

During the spring semester 2014, EfD Sweden will be publishing video recorded lectures from three PhD specialization courses held at University of Gothenburg, on the EfD website. This is the first lecture, given by Martin Persson, Assistant Professor at Physical Resource Theory, Department of Energy and Environment at Chalmers University of Technology.

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