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Book Launch | Escaping the Energy Poverty Trap: When and How Governments Power the Lives of the Poor

Past Event

February 20, 2019

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join us in New York City for the launch of Escaping the Energy Poverty Trap: When and How Governments Power the Lives of the Poor. Co-author Johannes Urpelainen, Non-Resident Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy and Director and Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment and Founding Director, Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy (ISEP) at Johns Hopkins University, explores why energy poverty is persistent in some countries and not in others. Why have some governments made rapid progress in ending energy poverty, while others are falling behind? What can governments, civil society, and international organizations do to help governments end energy poverty? Drawing on case studies from India, East Asia, Africa, and Latin America, Urpelainen and his co-authors assert that energy poverty is a policy problem, and engaging with it as such offers new opportunities not only for ensuring equal energy access, but also for political, economic, and environmental development. Following Dr. Urpelainen’s presentation, he will join Michelle Keane, World Bank Program Manager for the Sint Maarten Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience Trust Fund (SXM TF), on a panel moderated by Philippe Benoit, Adjunct Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy. — Guests unable to attend in person can view a livestream of the event at This event is open to press. Please direct media inquiries to Artealia Gilliard ([email protected]). A podcast of this event will be available a week after the date of the event through iTunes and our website. For more information contact: [email protected].


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(CANCELLED) Student Roundtable and Lunch with Roberto Azevêdo

This roundtable is open only to currently enrolled Columbia University students. If you are no longer a student and would like to be removed from this mailing list, please...

Event • CGEP Large Conference Room
1255 Amsterdam Ave Floor 1, New York, NY 10027
(CANCELLED) Student Roundtable and Lunch with Roberto Azevêdo
April 16, 2024 • 7:30 am - 5:00 pm est

Columbia Global Energy Summit 2024

The Columbia Global Energy Summit 2024 is an annual event dedicated to thought-provoking discussions around the critical energy and climate challenges facing the global community. 

Summit EventLerner Hall
Columbia University
Columbia Global Energy Summit 2024
November 28, 2023 • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm est

New Perspectives on a Changing Climate: Young Voices in Nuclear Energy Register to attend in person in NYC Register for the livestream Nuclear energy can be an important tool for addressing global climate change. According to the International...

Webinar • Faculty House - Presidential Ballroom
64 Morningside Dr, New York, NY 10027
New Perspectives on a Changing Climate: Young Voices in Nuclear Energy
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