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Conference on Energy Investment hosted at the IGC centre – London

Liz Mcdaid of the Green Connection was invited to attend a Conference on Energy Investment hosted at the IGC centre, the London School of Economics, in London, November 2015.

Tackling extreme poverty: Evidence from the field

As the first of the newly adopted United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, eradicating extreme poverty constitutes a major challenge for governments and organisation across the globe entering the post-2015 era. Despite progress over the last few decades, a large proportion of the world’s population still remain in extreme poverty.

Tackling Extreme Poverty – Evidence from the Field

Conference on Energy Investment  - London

London School of Economics

 

 

Courses

Energy Justice Lectures

In April 2015, Liz McDaid gave a lecture to IES students studying at UCT.  The lecture focused on energy justice highlighting how current energy choices being taken by South Africa will directly impact on the lives of the poor, deepening poverty and exacerbating inequality.

New thinking, out of the box, that maximises alternative energy systems and harnesses the renewable energy of the future is needed.

The question is, how do we get there?

Liz McDaid is available to present this lecture and other eco-justice related presentations.

Contact info@thegreenconnection.org.za to find out more.

 

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You Can’t Eat Electricity

Oxfam launched its latest discussion document in its “mind the gap” series on Tuesday evening.  In Johannesburg for the event, Liz McDaid, who co-authored the paper with Oxfam’s Tim Gore, presented the story of Busi, a woman in South Africa struggling to survive in hard economic times.  The paper points out that the government’s policies, meant to ease the plight of the poor, actually drive people deeper into poverty.

To download the full report click here;  You can’t eat Electricity

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Mind The Gap – Oxfam Public Dialogue

OXFAM INVITES YOU TO THE NEXT PUBLIC DIALOGUE  IN THE

MIND THE GAP SERIES ON A NEW DISCUSSION PAPER

YOU CAN’T EAT ELECTRICITY: HUNGER, INEQUALITY AND LOW CARBON DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA

DATE: 28 MAY 2013, 5.30PM

VENUE: THE HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE ROOM, OLD FORT CONFERENCE CENTRE, CONSTITUTION HILL, 11 KOTZE STREET, JOHANNESBURG , 2000

RSVP: BASHEERAH MOHAMED, bmohamed@oxfam.org.uk BY FRIDAY, 24 MAY 2013

FOR MEDIA ENQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT RULLESKA SINGH, rsingh@oxfam.org.uk

FOR DIRECTIONS VISIT www.constitutionhill.org.za

PARKING IS AVAILABLE ON JOUBERT STREET ENTRANCE, LEVEL C

 SPEAKERS:

CECIL MORDAN, CHIEF DIRECTOR: ECONOMICS TAX ANALYSIS, NATIONAL TREASURY

NDIVILE MOKOENA, GENDER CC & THE WOMAN ENERGY & CLIMATE CHANGE FORUM (WECCF)

LIZ MCDAID, INDEPENDENT ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCHER

 

FACILITATOR: MS NANCY RICHARDS

 

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