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Cities Research Seminar Series: Powering Cities in the Global South: How Energy Access for All Benefits the Economy and the Environment

Michael will present his paper on energy access - another chapter of the World Resources Report: Towards a More Equal City. Millions of residents in some of the fastest growing cities in the world don’t have access to clean, reliable energy, and the challenge of reaching them is not getting easier. In 2012, only 58 percent of the urban population had access to electricity in low-income countries, and nearly 500 million urban residents worldwide used dirty and harmful cooking fuels like charcoal and wood.


Speaker: Michael Westphal

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