A pre-conference workshop was organized in conjunction with the 31st International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) international conference in Istanbul on the 16th and 17th of June, 2008. The main objectives of the workshop were to bring together a diverse group of experts working on the issue of clean cooking fuels and technologies for the poor, in order to report on and assess the current status of achievements to date and to develop an agenda for future research and action. A primary reason for holding the workshop in conjunction with the annual IAEE international conference was to sensitize the energy
economics community at large, represented at these conferences, to this issue and to increase awareness among this community of the large knowledge and data deficit and opportunities for business and research in this area.

The workshop was attended by more than 30 participants from a diverse set of disciplines, countries and stakeholder groups.
More information on the workshop, including presentations, can be found here

For more information contact:

Dr. Hisham Zerriffi
Assistant Professor
Ivan Head South/North Research Chair
Liu Institute for Global Issues
6476 NW Marine Dr.
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z2
t: (604) 827-4468
f: (604) 822-6966
hisham.zerriffi@ubc.ca
www.ligi.ubc.ca