Sunday, August 26, 2012

FOR A FEW MORE DAYS: register for the 2nd International Conference on Low Carbon Energy for Development

Transitions to low carbon energy systems: which pathways to energy access for all?

We are pleased to announce that registration has been extended for a few more days<> for the second international workshop of the Low Carbon Energy for Development Network (LCEDN<>), which will take place at the University of Sussex in Brighton in the UK on the 10th and 11th September 2012. Please visit the event website<> before August 30th to register.

Although we have had enormous interest in the event, there are still some places available. So, we have decided to keep registration open for a few more days, but please register as soon as you can.

This second LCEDN conference is intended to identify and discuss priority questions that need to be answered to meet the UN goal of "Sustainable energy for all". Reflecting on the outcomes and implications of Rio+20, the workshop will have a particular focus on the extent to which low carbon development can simultaneously address concerns around energy access, poverty reduction, human development and economic growth.

The workshop is international in both its scope and significance and it will be hosted by SPRU<> and the STEPS Centre<> at the University of Sussex. It is being supported by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

The event will involve participants drawn from across a wide array of academic communities, government departments, private sector organisations and NGOs, as well as a range of countries.

Basic registration is £160 for the two days. Accommodation, conference dinner and other options are also available at extra cost. Details of these costs are available on the event website<>.

We have already secured many excellent speakers, including a keynote address by Kevin Urama<> of the African Technology Policy Studies Network, and more will be announced soon. See the event programme<> for more details.

Best wishes and we hope to see you in Brighton in September.


Bettina Zenz
Project Coordinator
SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research
Freeman Centre
University of Sussex
Falmer BN1 9QF
T: (01273) 878166
My usual working hours are Wednesday – Friday, 08:30 -4:30.

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