Access and Waste: The Two Sides of The Low Carbon Coin

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


For some years now the Low Carbon Energy for Development Network (LCEDN) and the University of Strathclyde have been developing a dynamic partnership around our mutual interest in low carbon transitions in the Global South.

For the first time during that partnership we have been able to secure funding to support running a joint Strathclyde/LCEDN event (which will also constitute the 8th LCEDN Conference) to run concurrently with the University of Strathclyde's event Engage with Strathclyde; the event will also showcase elements of the new DfID-funded Modern Energy Cook System (MECS) programme.

The themes of the conference take a social systems approach to the dilemma of the co-constitutive nature of energy access and the resultant issue of waste. The workshops and participatory sessions will focus on how to enhance effective energy access across the Global South (whilst smoothing the path to low carbon transitions) and at the same time address the series of challenges linking access to waste.

The joining of the University of Strathclyde’s internationally-famous energy programmes with the LCEDN’s well-known sociotechnical focus on low carbon energy transitions will represent a critical space for researchers, NGO practitioners, the policy community and private sector to engage with each other to work on practical interventions and solutions.
Period2 May 20193 May 2019
Event typeConference
LocationGlasgow, United KingdomShow on map