International Energy Poverty Action Week

From 21 to 25 February 2022, free virtual event on energy poverty called “Energy Poverty Action Week” will take place.

International Energy Poverty Week will bring together academics, policymakers, and practitioners in the field of energy poverty for a series of five seminars, discussion and workshops centered on finding actionable solutions to this global issue.

The program is as follows:

Day 1 will feature a seminar on the right to energy and a fair transition with a focus on people.

  • The ENGAGER Cost network has developed two tools to help combat energy poverty.
  • The Energy Right Toolkit offers recommendations for the implementation of such a right in practice, including practical aspects, contextual considerations, addressing discriminatory practices and ensuring energy accessibility.
  • A toolkit for a fair transition with a focus on people emphasizes the need for intersectional policies designed with the involvement of people who are energy poor. The need to build citizens’ trust and create better, fairer jobs in the energy sector will also be emphasized.

Day 2 will feature a seminar on Latin America: the right to energy, policy frameworks and differences in knowledge.

Day 3 will feature a seminar on Europe: Taking action to combat energy poverty and measuring its impact.

  • The first part of the seminar will explore some innovative approaches, from identifying and engaging with energy-poor households to funding and implementing technical solutions or establishing better policies and legal frameworks.
  • In the second, the academic community will present an insight into the measurement of energy poverty itself and an evaluation of the effectiveness of the measures applied.

Day 4 will feature a seminar on renewable energy, energy access and energy poverty in Asia.

  • Webinar and forum for questions and answers.

Day 5 will feature a seminar on Africa: increasing access to clean energy for sustainable development.

  • How to provide large numbers of people with access to quality energy? In Africa, almost 600 million people do not have access to electricity, and probably more. Various technologies and programs seek to increase the share of access to electricity from renewable sources. The seminar will present how access to clean energy, decentralized production from renewable energy sources and innovation address the intertwined challenges of human development and sustainable growth.

A more detailed overview of the program can be found at the following link:

You can register HERE.

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Online event | Tackling energy poverty and air pollution

Proper combustion of fuels is essential to minimise impacts on air quality and for efficient use of energy. In large parts of Europe, low-income households often suffer from a combination of poor domestic heating systems, insufficient insulation and limited financial resources to access sustainable energy services.

The online event “Tackling energy poverty and air pollution” focuses on the tight connections between air quality and energy poverty and the multiple wins that household energy renovations have for the vulnerable energy consumers. The event is organised by the Energy Poverty Advisory Hub (EPAH) as a partner event of the EU Green Week 2021.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Ina Karova, sustainable development expert at the Energy Agency of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
  • João Pedro Gouveia, Senior Researcher, PhD at CENSE, FCT-NOVA University of Lisbon.

Register for the event to join online on 3 June 2021 at 13:30 pm CEST.

EPAH is an EU initiative bringing together five partners and seven national organisations with the vision to eradicate energy poverty and accelerate the just energy transition of European regions, cities, towns and villages.