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1 December 2022 - 1 December 2022

12:00PM - 1:00PM


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How might the poor and rural in Bangladesh unlock their renewable energy potential?

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Professor Laura Marsiliani, DEI Fellow & Durham University Business School

Renewable energy sources currently account for 1.5% of in grid electricity generation in Bangladesh. As a signatory of the 2015 UNFCCC Paris Agreement and lead country of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), Bangladesh has pledged to reduce GHG emissions by 15% (of which 5% is unconditional) with respect to Business as Usual by 2030 and increase the proportion of renewables in the electricity generation mix.  We will present the current experience with the Bangladesh Solar Home System, Biomass to Biogas Program and Improved Cook Stove Program. We will focus on economic efficiency, decarbonisation and equity considerations, including just transition opportunities for low-income and rural households. Policy recommendations will also be offered on the way forward. 

Laura holds a PhD in Economics from London Business School and an MSc in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from University College London. Her main research interests are in energy and environmental economics and policies. She teaches Public Economics and Environmental Economics and Policy at Durham University Business School.

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28/11/22 - Please note the change of start time to 12pm.