Dr Enora Robin awarded Leverhulme Trust Fellowship

1st December, 2020

Huge congratulations to our CESET researcher Enora who has been awarded a 3 year (2020-2023) Early Career Fellowship! 

“Off-Grid Cities: the financial mediations of life off the grid in African cities” will explore how different forms of finance mediate the uptake of off-grid solar energy in cities and contribute to the low-carbon restructuring of urban infrastructure systems.

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Workshop Series: Energy Resilience in Pacific Island Countries and Territories

1st December, 2020

Our CESET partner Dr Long Seng To from Loughborough University led a workshop series on Energy Resilience in Pacific Island Countries and Territories on 1-4 December 2020 in collaboration with the University of New South Wales, University of the South Pacific and University of Papua New Guinea. The workshops focused on planning and investment, the political economy of off-grid solar and community energy resilience strategies in response to disasters.

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New edited book on climate urbanism published by Palgrave

29th November, 2020

CESET members Vanesa Castán Broto and Enora Robin with Urban Institute colleague Aidan While have edited a new book on climate urbanism.

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Infrastructure networks and Climate Public Seminar

26th November, 2020

Professor Vanesa Castán Broto of the Urban Institute, University of Sheffield, delivered a public seminar on ‘Infrastructure networks and Climate’ as part of The Human Geography and Environmental Social Science Seminar Series at the University of Kent.  

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CESET Project is 'official'!

20th November, 2020

The UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund - which aims to accelerate clean energy transitions in low and middle income countries - has officially announced its Collective Programme brochure.

CESET is one of 18 projects to receive funding, having been awarded £1.3 million to develop their research exploring the transition to inclusive, clean energy in Ethiopia, Malawi and Mozambique.

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Climate urbanism as critical urban theory in Urban Geography

17th November, 2020

Vanesa Castán Broto and Enora Robin have published a new paper in Urban Geography. “Climate urbanism as critical urban theory” discusses how urban actors reshape not just the urban built environment but also the organization of social life through engaging in climate action. The authors invite readers to reimagine what it means to be urban in a climate-changed world.

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New paper on COVID-19 and energy access

16th September, 2020

We are pleased to announce that our CESET partner- Dr Mulualem G. Gebreslassie - from the Ethiopian Institute of Technology-Mekelle at Mekelle University, has published a timely article “COVID-19 and energy access: An opportunity or a challenge for the African continent?” in Energy Research and Social Science.

You can download the article for free here.  

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CESET Presentation on Energy and Intersectionality at the Centre of Climate and Energy Transformation

11th September, 2020

Vanesa Castán Broto of the Urban Institute, University of Sheffield, gave a virtual presentation at the Centre of Climate and Energy Transformation at the University of Bergen, Norway on Gender Equality, Climate and Research. The workshop had two focus points: one was to think about how to broaden our research and incorporate new [gender-inspired] theoretical lenses.

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Dr Josh Kirshner participates in Ask the Author series

20th July, 2020

On 17th July 2020 our CESET partner Dr Josh Kirshner discussed his recently published paper 'Energy access is needed to maintain health during pandemics', that he co-authored with Professor Vanesa Castán Broto.

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Energy access is needed to maintain health during pandemics

22nd June, 2020

We are delighted to announce that Vanesa Castán Broto and Joshua Kirshner’s timely article on the importance of energy access in maintaining health during pandemics is now freely available in  Nature Energy. Energy plays a central role in responding to emergencies… 

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New paper published on decentralization of energy services in sub-Saharan Africa

5th May, 2020

CESET team members Collen Zalengera and Long Seng To have co-authored a new article with colleagues in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Science entitled "Decentralisation: The key to accelerating access to distributed energy services in sub-Saharan Africa?".

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