Seminar: Climate policy and poverty reduction
This seminar, hosted by the Poverty & Inequality Initiative and the African Centre of Excellence for Inequality Research, is the third in a series on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Dr Britta Rennkamp from UCT's African Climate and Development Initiative will present on the trade-offs between climate policy and poverty reduction, including renewable energy policy, carbon pricing and carbon budgets. You will learn about South Africa's climate policy in the context of the SDGs and the implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
About the speaker: Dr Britta Rennkamp is a senior researcher at the African Climate and Development Initiative at the University of Cape Town. She has 10 years of international work experience in sustainable development research, consulting and teaching, which she acquired in Brazil, Germany and South Africa. Dr Rennkamp's current research focuses on climate policy and technology in developing countries and the links between poverty, inequality, energy and mitigation of climate change. Previous work analysed renewable energy and nuclear programmes, carbon taxation, green industrial and innovation policies. She has published various papers and book chapters on the overall question on integrating policies on emissions reductions, energy supply and development in Africa and Latin America.
School of Economics Seminar Room, Level 4, New School of Economics Building, Middle Campus (view map)
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