Third Age Learning KW: Energy Access for Human Betterment
On February 5, 2019 over 600 members of Third Age Learning gathered for this part of the Winter 2019 Tuesday Series - Hotter, Wetter, Wilder: Climate Challenges and the Chase for Solutions.
Energy remains a fundamental enabler of human betterment. Affordable access is the key step on the ladder to an improved quality of life for billions without clean energy for heat, light, water, food or medical care. Solutions that are low cost, robust and scalable on a massive scale are required to deliver on the UN promise of sustainable energy for all.
Professor Nathwani will highlight the foundational basis of scientific, technological and social innovations needed to drive an energy revolution to make energy poverty a footnote of history.
|Jatin Nathwani is the founding Executive Director, Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) and holds the prestigious Ontario Research Chair in Public Policy for Sustainable Energy at the University of Waterloo.|
Professor Nathwani, with Co - Director, Prof Joachim Knebel (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany), has established a platform for a Global Change Initiative - Affordable Energy for Humanity. The consortium comprises 150+ leading STEM and social science researchers, energy access thought leaders and practitioners from 50 institutions in 30 countries committed to eradicating energy poverty by 2030. The vision of the Institute is simple: clean energy, accessible and affordable for all.
Prior to his appointment at the University in 2007, Professor Nathwani worked in a leadership capacity in the Canadian energy sector over a 30 year period.
Professor Nathwani serves on several Boards at the provincial and national levels and has appeared frequently in the media (print, TV, radio) and has over 100 publications related to energy policy,environment and risk management, including seven books. He is a Registered Professional Engineer (PEO) in the Province of Ontario, Canada.