GDI Lecture with Prof Kathryn Hochstetler: Political Economies of Energy Transition: Wind and Solar Power in Brazil and South Africa
|Starts:||17:00 18 Mar 2020|
|Ends:||18:30 18 Mar 2020|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||Global Development Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
Wind power has expanded quickly in Brazil, while solar power lags there and both wind and solar power have struggled to take off in South Africa. Prof Kathryn Hochstetler argues that four different political economies - climate change, industrial policy, consumption and distribution, and siting - help account for energy transition. However, coalitions are being built on each of these at the same time, potentially interlocking to reinforce or counter-balance each other.
The presentation will examine how these processes work in Brazil and South Africa to create distinct national political economies of energy transition.
Kathryn has many years' experience researching, from many angles, the interdisciplinary study of environment and development. She has held academic positions in Canada and the United States prior to working at LSE.
Following Kathryn's lecture, she will be joined for a panel discussion by Matthew Paterson, a Professor of International Politics at The University of Manchester and moderated by Prof Khalid Nadvi, Managing Director & Head, GDI.
Lectures are followed by an audience Q&A.
This event is open to members of the public and information on the accessibility of the venue is detailed at this link: https://www.accessable.co.uk/venues/roscoe_th-b
This event is not ticketed.
Please note this will be taking place in 1.219 University Place rather than Roscoe Building Theatre B.
Role: Professor of International Development
Organisation: London School of Economics
Biography: Kathryn has many years' experience researching, from many angles, the interdisciplinary study of environment and development. She has held academic positions in Canada and the United States prior to working at LSE.
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