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Part of the CHUtalks series: find out what research is going on at Churchill.
Speaker: Ramit Debnath
Title: Treasure hunt for energy sustainability in poverty: Empirical evidence from slum rehabilitation housing in Mumbai
Abstract: 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, my PhD provides a data-driven evidence base for policymakers to promote sustainability strategies for alleviating poverty in the Global South.
The talk will be followed by refreshments.