Energy Poverty Alleviation and its Consequences on Climate Change Mitigation and African Economic Development

27 Pages Posted: 22 Sep 2017

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Isabella Alloisio

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)

Jacopo Bonan

Polytechnic University of Milan - Politecnico di Milano, Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, Students; RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment

Carlo Carraro

Ca' Foscari University of Venice; CMCC - Euro Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (Climate Policy Division); IPCC; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels; Green Growth Knowledge Platform

Marinella Davide

CMCC - Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici

Manfred Hafner

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei

Simone Tagliapietra

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)

Massimo Tavoni

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM); Princeton University - Princeton Environmental Institute

Date Written: October 4, 2017

Abstract

Energy access in Africa is a key policy priority, given the strict inter-relation between energy, economic growth and sustainability. The current and projected trends on Africa access to energy and electricity indicate that unless new policies are implemented, energy access in the continent will remain low, hindering Africa’s ability to transition economically. The challenges in overcoming energy poverty and in mobilizing the investment needs for a reliable and sustainable energy infrastructure are significant, but can be attained using the right energy mix. Providing energy access will not significantly exacerbate other global challenges such as climate change mitigation. Innovative financing mechanisms and policy tools can help achieve a sustainable energy transition, and the EU can play a vital role in filling the investment gaps.

Suggested Citation

Alloisio, Isabella and Bonan, Jacopo and Carraro, Carlo and Davide, Marinella and Hafner, Manfred and Tagliapietra, Simone and Tavoni, Massimo, Energy Poverty Alleviation and its Consequences on Climate Change Mitigation and African Economic Development (October 4, 2017). FEEM Policy Brief No. 02.2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3047700

Isabella Alloisio

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) ( email )

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Jacopo Bonan

Polytechnic University of Milan - Politecnico di Milano, Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, Students ( email )

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Marinella Davide

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Manfred Hafner

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei ( email )

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Simone Tagliapietra

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) ( email )

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Milano, 20123
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Massimo Tavoni (Contact Author)

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) ( email )

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