Helen Gavin

24 March, 2020

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How to reduce emissions, improve livelihoods, and tackle environmental & social issues?

John RhysIn this video, John Rhys of the Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy, sets out how financial support for environmentally sound policies in poorer countries makes sense for everyone.

It’s not just a matter of ethics or moral responsibility.

He uses one particular example: the use of firewood for cooking in rural societies, and the potential for substitution with rural renewable energy (RRE), to offset global emissions and negate the need for more expensive technologies such as direct air capture of carbon dioxide.

This illustrates a wider set of principles that need both to be understood, particularly in relation to the value of energy sector development aid.

You can read more about it on John’s blog.