Rebekah Shirley Lukera: Small Island Nations are Hypervisible & Hyper Invisible
High Energy Planet
The director of research, data & innovation for WRI Africa talks with Katie & Rose about climate justice and building resilient energy infrastructure in small island developing states, why climate finance pledges don't always translate to reality, obstacles to electrical vehicle uptake in Africa, and Nairobi's reggae scene.
840 million people don't have access to energy, and by 2030, 90% of the people without energy will be in Sub-Saharan Africa. (Source: IEA) Dr. Rebekah Shirley is the Chief Research Officer at Power For All, she guides us through a conversation about the real-world impact that comes with access to energy. She introduces us to 2 research campaigns (Powering Jobs, and Utilities 2.0) that put numbers to the progress and empowerment that energy access has brought to developing communities. Contact us: email@example.com _ Connect with Rebekah on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RebekahGShirley (@RebekahGShirley) Learn more about Power For All: https://www.powerforall.org/ Powering Jobs report: https://www.powerforall.org/resources/research-summaries/research-summary-jobs-decentralized-renewables-and-energy-transition Utilities 2.0 report: https://www.powerforall.org/resources/research-summaries/research-summary-under-grid-opportunity _ Music by Jensen Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jensen_chuah/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jensen_chuah SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/jensenneedsfriends YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtHFEpuTjAVekbI1xz