WRI Report launch: Powering Cities in the Global South

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WRI Report

On September 7th, 2017, the World Resources Institute (WRI) launched the report “Powering Cities in the Global South: How Energy Access for All Benefits the Economy and the Environment”.

This publication is concerned with the challenge of expanding access to energy in the growing cities of the global South. More specifically, it asks how can cities in the global South provide cleaner, more affordable, and more reliable energy services to the under-served while achieving economic prosperity and safeguarding environmental quality.

Written under the guidance of Victoria Beard, the Director of the WRI, the report was also the result of a series of debates, and the collaboration of many specialists, from different organizations. Among the activities that helped to provide some subsidies to the publication was the Habitat III debate in Quito, Ecuador,  where the initial findings were discussed with the invited panelists Marty Chen (WIEGO’s International Coordinator), Arab Hoballah (UN Environment), and Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez (World Bank).

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