Oak Foundation Environmental and Energy Policy Professor
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Pattanayak studies the causes and consequences of human behaviors related to the natural environment to help design and evaluate policy interventions in low income tropical countries.
He studies the causes and consequences of human behaviors related to the natural environment to help design and evaluate policy interventions in low income tropical countries. He has collaborated closely with multi-lateral agencies, NGOs, governments, and local academics in Brazil, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the U.S. Currently, Professor Pattanayak leads the Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative (SETI) and is a faculty fellow of the South Asian Network of Development and Environmental Economists.
Recent work by Pattanayak includes:
A new review published in Nature Energy examining more than 100 research articles concludes that despite the profound importance of and commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals for gender equality (SDG5) and universal access to modern energy (SDG7), there are gaps in knowledge about the relationship between gender and energy that could hinder progress toward these goals.
So far, the case for clean energy has been built around health and/or environmental benefits, generally neglecting the sizable benefits that clean energy can have on freeing women’s time and reducing drudgery. Women typically spend disproportionately more time...
Every October to November, the ambient air in the Indo-Gangetic plain becomes a noxious concoction of toxic emissions that are partly attributable to the seasonal agricultural residue burning.This burning contributes to a persistent and choking blanket of smog...
Myanmar has the lowest electrification rate in Asia (> 60% rural population lacks electricity), and the Government of Myanmar aims to electrify all households by 2030 through grid extension and off-grid infrastructure. But what will the benefit of...
Experts from over 10 time zones and 35 countries came together May 12-13th for our first ever virtual workshop – Energy Access through a Gender Lens!
SETI is pleased to announce a 6-episode podcast partnership with Global Dispatches, the United Nations Dispatch’s official podcast, hosted by Mark Goldberg.
The Energy Access Project at Duke in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank and Sustainable Energy For All, have developed an Energy Access Dividend for Haiti and Honduras with the aim of quantifying the electrification benefits forgone over a country’s business-as-usual electrification transition.
The 4th Annual Meeting of the Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative took place on May 15-17, 2019 in Santiago, Chile.
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