WISIONS of Sustainability
The main objective of WISIONS is to make clean energy a default solution for basic energy needs in developing regions, by helping local partners to identify successes and bring them to scale through regional networks, marketing and demonstration. Read more about WISIONS activities, goals and background.
Meet the WISIONS Team at the 6th Annual Conference of the LCEDN in Durham, UK
News from WISIONS posted on September 4th, 2017
The Low Carbon Energy for Development Network (LCEDN) comprises internationally-renowned universities and thriving energy research institutes, alongside partnerships with the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and expanding worldwide associations.
Working within the broad framework of the UN’s policy of promoting Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) this year's conference is based on the principle that without equity of access and energy justice, there can be no sustainability. The conference will therefore include papers involving any aspect of energy systems emerging to meet the distinctive energy needs of the ‘bottom of pyramid’, lowest quintile in the global south which can contribute to the understanding of how equity and justice are essential components of sustainability.
The WISIONS team will present a paper entitled How Can Energy Access Lead to Improved Living Conditions? What Elements Can Trigger Productive Energy Use in Energy-Poor Areas? on 11 September, 3:15 PM.
More information on the conference programme and venue is available on LCEDN's website.
Meet the WISIONS Team at the 2017 Annual International Conference of the RGS-IBG
News from WISIONS posted on August 23rd, 2017
The overarching theme of this years's conference is Decolonising geographical knowledges: opening geography out to the world.
The WISIONS team will participate in the session entitled Energy Learning and Social Change on 31 August and present a paper entitled Energy Learning in Off-Grid Regions – the Role of Practitioners and Community Organisers. More information on this session is available here.
Further general information, including a full programme and details on the conference's venue, is available on the Royal Geographical Society's website.
Meet the WISIONS Team in Brussels
News from WISIONS posted on June 14th, 2017
The New European Consensus on Development was proposed in November 2016 and the European Parliament adopted its position in February 2017. On 7 June 2017 at European Development Days, the New Consensus was adopted by the EU Institutions and Member States. This New Consensus will play a central role in how the Sustainable Development Goals are approached via EU and Member State policies.
To this end, Smart Villages and EASAC aim to gather policymakers, civil society, private sector representatives, researchers, scientists and others for a series of presentations and open discussions regarding the direction of the new consensus and SDGs, particularly focusing on people living in rural areas of developing countries that are at the bottom of the pyramid and part of the "last mile".
The event takes place on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 09:00 AM – 06:00 PM (CEST) in Brussels, Belgium. More information is available here.