WISIONS of Sustainability
Our mission is to empower individuals and communities to transform the production and use of energy so that it effectively enables sustainable development. Read more about WISIONS activities, goals and background.
Meet the WISIONS Team at the Annual Conference of the LCS-RNet in Warwick, UK
News from WISIONS posted on September 11th, 2017
This 9th Annual Meeting of the LCS-RNet will focus on three themes that reflect current debates in international climate change and energy policy, against the backdrop of recent political changes and uncertainties in Europe and the United States. The conference theme for this year is ‘Clean growth and innovation in a changing world’. The conference will focus on three main themes:
1. Innovation: technology, resource productivity and industrial policy
2. Global energy markets and forms of carbon pricing
3. Energy access and low carbon development
The WISIONS team will participate in a session on "Progress Towards the Energy Access Sustainable Development Goal", which takes place on on 13th September at 11:30 AM.
More information on this event is available on LCS-RNet's website.
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.