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CESET participates at COP26

4th November, 2021

Starting from Sunday 31 October 2021, the UK hosts the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow.  World leaders and climate experts gather to discuss how to lower global temperatures and prevent irreversible climate disaster.

The four main goals of COP26 are:

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Ground-breaking article on “Rethinking the geographies of finance for urban climate action”

20th October, 2021

CESET team member, Enora Robin, has published a new groundbreaking journal article in the Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers based on her research funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

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Malawi stakeholder analysis report

18th October, 2021

Our Malawi colleagues have recently produced a stakeholder analysis report that identifies the different stakeholders involved in implementing community energy systems in rural areas in the Malawi energy sector.

Identifying and engaging stakeholders early in the process builds support to help the project succeed. Benefits include: 

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Future of Climate Urbanism Lecture Series available on YouTube

11th October, 2021

The Sheffield Urbanism Lecture series is an initiative of the Urban Institute to generate provocative and nonstandard propositions for understanding processes of urbanization and urban life.

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Investigating India’s role in the East African energy landscape

10th October, 2021

Our CESET partners Joshua Kirshner (York) and Enora Robin (Sheffield) and their colleagues have investigating South-South cooperation in tackling climate change mitigation, energy transitions and infrastructure development. 

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Innovate4Cities 2021 Conference

5th October, 2021

On 12th October 2021 Professor Vanesa Castán Broto will participate in a panel discussion at the virtual international conference Innovate4Cities 2021. Partner organizations, Cities Alliance, the CLGF and UKRI will be hosting a session entitled Innovation for Inclusive, Resilient and Climate-Neutral Cities on the nexus between climate resilience and urban poverty and informality.

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Development of community energy systems in Spain

22nd September, 2021

Our CESET Principle Investigator Vanesa Castán Broto, Professor of Climate Urbanism and member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, recently participated in an interview for Economía  on development of community energy systems to deliver renewable energy in Spain.

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Government of Mozambique approves off grid regulation

16th September, 2021

On 14th September the Council of Ministers approved the country’s first Regulation for Off-Grid Energy taking a key step towards universal access.

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New legislation aims to change the energy sector in Mozambique, but will it have any impact?

13th September, 2021

Dr. Fatima Arthur delivered a presentation to the CESET team on the two new pieces of legislation that are currently being discussed in Mozambique. As previous professional at Electricidade de Moçambique, Mozambiques power utility, Fatima drew upon her expert knowledge to provide an overview of historical developments in energy policy in Mozambique. 

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Investigating India’s role in the East African energy landscape

13th September, 2021

On September 8-9th, Josh Kirshner (York) and Ankit Kumar (Sheffield) hosted an inception workshop/writeshop for the project "Between post-colonial solidarity for sustainable energy transitions and neo-colonial extraction: Investigating India’s role in the East African energy landscape" supported by the White Rose Collaborative Fund and led by Ankit Kumar.

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CESET and the Transforming Energy Access Learning Partnership

9th September, 2021

On Monday the CESET team met for their first meeting following the UK summer holidays. The focus of the meeting was on energy learning East Africa. To support the development of CESET’s Regional Energy Learning Alliance, we were delighted to welcome guest presenter Guy Cunliffe from Transforming Energy Access Learning Partnership. TEA-LP launched in 2019.

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Congratulations to CESET PI Vanesa on her AXA Award for Climate Science

21st July, 2021

We are delighted to announce that Professor Vanesa Castán Broto has been awarded a AXA Award for her contributions to Climate Science

Vanesa is one of only four outstanding scientists selected by the AXA Research Fund’s independent Scientific Board for her ground-breaking work in the field of climate change. 

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New briefing - From Asking Why to Thinking How: Emerging Challenges for Urban Climate Action

20th July, 2021

Vanesa Castán Broto and her colleague Linda Westman have recently published a briefing as part of The British Academy's COP26 Briefings Series aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our disciplines in understanding the comp

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New open access article on how to increase electricity access in Mozambique

14th July, 2021

Our CESET partners’ Dr Josh Kirshner and Lorraine Howe + their colleagues have just published a new open access article in Energy Research and Social Science Journal. 

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Building the RELA network

7th July, 2021

Last month members of the CESET team met with representatives from the Transforming Energy Access Learning Partnership (TEA-LP) to discuss a possible collaboration with the CESET project and the Regional Energy Learning Alliance.

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Huge welcome to - Hita Unnikrishnan - new CESET researcher

25th June, 2021

We are delighted to welcome Hita Unnikrishnan to the CESET team where she will work across all four key pillars of work.

Hita joined the Urban Institute as a post-doctoral researcher on a Newton International Fellowship. Her work focuses on histories of urban water commons within the south Indian city of Bengaluru.

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Roundtable Workshop: Emerging narratives for sustainable energy in displacement settings

24th May, 2021

On Friday 21st May 2021 our CESET Principle Investigator Professor Vanesa Castán Broto participated in a roundtable with other researchers and practitioners involved in energy projects in situations of displacement as part of the Community Energy Resilience Roundtable Series.

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RELA Webinar 4 available to watch on YouTube

17th May, 2021

The final webinar in the current Regional Energy Learning Alliance series took place on Thursday 13th May 2021.

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Fatima Arthur joins CESET as expert advisor

12th May, 2021

The CESET team is delighted to announce that Maria de Fatima Serra Ribeiro Arthur has joined the project team. Fatima brings extensive experience as the previous Executive Director for People and Corporate Services, Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM).

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New member joins the CESET team

12th May, 2021

A huge welcome to Christopher Bill Hara, as he joins Collen Zalengera as part of the Malawi CESET team, as the new Research Assistant at Mzuzu University.

Christopher is a well-trained renewable energy specialist with research and project management skills and experience in renewable and clean energy deployment. He has over 3 years of experience in the agriculture and energy sectors where he has engaged in community development and undertaken market research and energy feasibility studies.

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