VIDEO: Session 5: Reports from Breakout Sessions: Cooking, Illumination, Communication, Drinking Water, and Agriculture, and Interactive Discussion

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SESSION 5: Reports from Breakout Sessions, and Interactive Discussion

Concurrent Breakout Sessions:

Cooking: Moderator: Dr. Lupita Montoya, Assistant Professor of Engineering, University of Colorado; Overview: Christian L’Orange, Graduate Researcher, Engines and Energy Conversion Lab, Colorado State University; Rapporteur: Jocelyn Jenks, University of Colorado Law School

Illumination: Moderator: Doug Vilsack, President, Elephant Energy; Overview: Mark Bent, Sunlight Solar; Rapporteur: Jacquelyn Jampolsky, CEES Policy Analyst

Communication: Moderator: Paul Ohm, Associate Professor of Law, Co-Director, Silicone Flatirons Center, University of Colorado at Boulder; Overview: Jean Kim Chaix, Director, The Charcoal Project; Rapporteur: Jacob Marx, University of Colorado Law School

Drinking Water: Moderator: Brad Silva, Dean, University Catolica, San Pablo, Peru; Overview: Sabaleel Nandy, General Manager – Water Purifier Business, Tata Chemicals Ltd, India; Rapporteur: Elise Aiken, University of Colorado Law School

Agriculture: Moderator: Dr. Ajay Jha, Program Director, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Colorado State University; Overview: Andy Vermouth, Marketing Director, International Development Enterprises (IDE); Rapporteur: Zachary Martin, University of Colorado Law School

Discussion Moderators: Lakshman Guruswamy, Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Security, Professor of Law, University of Colorado at Boulder; Doug Vilsack, President, Elephant Energy


Lakshman Guruswamy, Lupita Montoya, Doug Vilsack, Paul Ohm, Brad Silva, Ajay Jha

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This conference is a sequel to the 2009 World Energy Justice Conference (WEJC 2009) which began examining ways of mainstreaming safe, clean, and efficient energy for the world's Energy Poor (EP). The EP number two and a half billion people living on less than $1-2 a day who have no access to modern energy services. WEJC 2010 more fully develops these themes. WEJC 2010 will explore how the next round of global warming meetings in Cancun could design new flexibility mechanisms that give credits, for example, for the reduction of black carbon by the adoption of cookstoves, and embrace small scale projects by poor stakeholders. WEJC 2010 will traverse ways of generating more capital, and promoting manufacture of appropriate sustainable energy technologies (ASETs) by social entrepreneurs as well as large corporations. The conference will explore promising pathways for doing so.