Frameworks and evidence for accelerating energy and low-carbon transitions

Event Name Frameworks and evidence for accelerating energy and low-carbon transitions
Start Date 27 Mar 2020 5:00 pm
End Date 27 Mar 2020 6:15 pm
Duration 1 hour and 15 minutes
Description

Image of Professor Benjamin Sovacool

Professor Benjamin Sovacool, University of Sussex, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), UK Sussex.

The speed at which a transition can take place—its timing, or temporal dynamics — is a critical element of consideration. This presentation therefore explores various definitions and conceptualizations of energy transitions in the literature, focusing in part on the multitude of analytical frameworks offered by the academy.

This presentation summarises the last seven years of research in the Sustainability Assessment Program at UNSW Sydney.

About Benjamin Sovacool

Dr. Benjamin K. Sovacool is Professor of Energy Policy at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex Business School in the United Kingdom. There he serves as Director of the Sussex Energy Group. He is also Professor of Business & Social Sciences and Director of the Centre for Energy Technologies at Aarhus University in Denmark. Professor Sovacool works as a researcher and consultant on issues pertaining to energy policy, energy justice, energy security, climate change mitigation, and climate change adaptation.

Download the slides for Professor Sovacool's presentation here.