Energy poverty presents a moral and ethical dilemma. Eradicating energy poverty for 2.6 billion people is crucial to realising inclusive and sustainable development and central to promoting economic growth and improving human wellbeing. Achieving universal access to modern energy by 2030 is a declared global goal but urgent action on the ground is imperative. Is the world community on the right track towards that goal? How can promises become concrete action? What is the business case for fighting energy poverty? How much needs to be invested? What are the roles of the different stakeholders?
In the context of the European Forum Alpbach, ARE Executive Director Marcus Wiemann will be speaking at the Eradication of Energy Poverty session as a panelist.
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