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COP26 and just transitions: what can we learn from Cuba and Scotland?

Environment Themed

What’s on offer?

Members of the panel will each speak about aspects of their work before opening up to a Q and A. Topics will include:

Cuba’s pioneering role in developing renewable technologies.

The development of renewable energy policymaking in Cuba.

Energy transitions in a Scottish context.

Renewable energy initiatives in Scotland, focus on the interface between government policymaking and bottom-up community level activities. This will focus on the potential for decentralised energy systems.

European energy governance to consider the opportunities and constraints supranational structures present and place on small nations.

What’s it about?

The economic and social opportunities and threats inherent in transitioning to a green energy economy and the best policy to ensure positive outcomes. How small nations can lead the global energy transition. The role of the state and private enterprise in the renewables sector.

Who’s leading the event?

Dr Ewan Gibbs - Lecturer in Economic and Social History at the University of Glasgow

Dr Helen Yaffe - Senior lecturer in Economic and Social History at the University of Glasgow

Matthew Hannon - Senior Lecturer at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship

Andy Judge - Senior lecturer in politics at the University of Glasgow

A representative from the Cuban Ministry of Science and Technology

Open to

The event is open to all.

Of particular interest to

This event will be of interest to researchers, policymakers, renewables business people, trade unionists and environmental activists.

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