New Grant on Agricultural Residues for Rural Energy and Food Security
Over the next three years, researchers at the Liu Institute for Global Issues will be working to answer important questions on food security in India, thanks to a $345,000 grant from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). The project, titled “The Right to Food: Food Access, Food Subsidy, and Residue-Based Bioenergy Production in India” has two themes: access to food and food subsidy, and the relationship between biofuels, agricultural productivity and food security. The work on biofuels will be led by Dr. Hisham Zerriffi in collaboration with Dr. Milind Kandlikar.
Posted: March 6, 2012
Special Issue of Energy Policy on Clean Cooking Fuels and Technologies in Developing Countries is Published:
The December 2011 issue of Energy Policy features a special section on cooking fuels and technologies in developing countries. The issue was guest edited by Shonali Pachauri, Hisham Zerriffi, Wesley Foell and Daniel Spreng and can be found here. The Special Issue also contains papers by a number of students and collaborators of this group.
Posted November 11, 2011
Green College Lecture Series on the Millennium Development Goals – Co-sponsored by the Liu Institute for Global Issues and the International Development Research Network
Over the past two decades, the Millennium Development Goals or MDGs—eight guiding objectives to reduce global poverty and improve the standard of living of the world’s poor—have became the foundation of the UN’s international development framework. As the suggested timeline for these targets is soon coming to an end (2015), there is a need for discussion and evaluation of what progress we have made towards meeting these goals, what obstacles remain, and what the effects of the MDGs as a policy instrument and set of guiding principles have been. This series engages with the set of goals on the whole, as well as several specific mandates, to improve understanding of issues related to poverty alleviation in the developing world and also to address key governance issues and outstanding concerns. More information on the speaker series can be found here.
Posted: November 10, 2011