Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli (FGF) in collaboration with Eni, within the LabExpo Project, are organizing on July, 10, 2014 a workshop on "Energy Poverty and Energy Access: Global Challenges and Goals", to promote a dialogue between academia, industry and public sector, aimed to outline concrete solutions that promote access to sustainable energy for all.
Energy access - the so-called "Missed Millennium Development Goal", is considered a fundamental driver of economic and social development. It is a key condition to guarantee access to clean water, sanitation, schooling and business in developing countries. In the words of UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, "Universal energy access is a key priority on the global development agenda. It is a foundation for all the Millennium Development Goals".
The international community is committed to solve the problem of energy poverty: ”Sustainable Energy for All’ (SEFA) is the program launched by the United Nations in 2012 aimed to assure universal access to modern and sustainable energy by 2030.
The workshop will be divided in two main sessions. During the first session, outstanding representatives from the academia and researchers in the field of development economics will provide an overview of the energy poverty issue, coupled with rigorous empirical assessments of the effects of energy access and on the limit of implementation strategies in developing countries. During the second session, institutional and business delegates will present goals, initiatives and best practices already in place at the global level, trying to identify the most important challenges and possible solutions arising from the cooperation of different actors such as NGOs, international agencies and corporate institutions.
The event will be hosted by Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (Corso Magenta 63, Milan, Italy) on July 10, 2014 starting from 9:00 am.
Participation is free of charge, registration is required. If you would like to attend, please confirm your presence by writing an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
The program of the workshop is available here