Treasure hunt for energy sustainability in poverty: Empirical evidence from slum rehabilitation housing in Mumbai: Ramit Debnath

Decisions concerning poverty alleviation and urban development can have knock-on effects on the sustainable development goal outcomes.

Half-baked slum rehabilitation policies can increase occupants’ distress; alter household practices and increase energy consumption. People living in slums are especially vulnerable to such unintended consequences of slum rehabilitation and myopic energy policies.

To avoid problem-shifting between the change in built environment, household practice and energy-use my research aim to deepen understanding of their interactions. By modelling the poverty burden of over 1200 slum occupants.

Ramit's PhD provides a data-driven evidence base for policymakers to promote sustainability strategies for alleviating poverty in the Global South.

Presented at Churchill College, 13 Febuary 2019..

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