Conference: Making Decarbonisation Fair

Making Decarbonisation Fair

1st March to 4th March 2021


Exploring the relationship between energy poverty and decarbonisation policies in Europe. The third ENGAGER network conference.

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Fuel Poverty Research Network, Defesa do consumidor (DECO), Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research (CENSE -FCT NOVA), and the ENGAGER-COST (European Energy Poverty: Agenda Co-Creation and Knowledge Innovation funded by European Co-operation in Science and Technology) network invite researchers, practitioners and policymakers to an interactive, four-day online knowledge exchange workshop.

The event will focus on collaborative learning on important questions relating to ensuring fairness in the transition to decarbonised energy and housing systems. It will bring together people with a shared interest in energy, housing and fairness working in different sectors and across Europe, including high-profile speakers from research, Government, European institutions and consumer organisations.

The event is open to all and free to attend. It will be professionally facilitated on a dedicated online platform. We will be offering a range of online sessions to select from, including:

An online library of presentations to watch at your leisure in the run up to the conference.

Plenary sessions focused on Portugal, Europe, and the future of energy poverty research.

Panel discussions featuring active energy poverty researchers and practitioners, and plenty of opportunity for audience participation


The Focus

Decarbonisation policies pose both risks and opportunities for energy poor households. We will consider how these policies can be designed to make sure energy poverty is alleviated, rather than deepened. We will also seek to understand the distributional impacts of decarbonisation policies and the sort of measures required to make sure policies are fair and just. 


We have closed the call for papers and will be announcing the programme shortly.

The conference is open to all and free to attend. You will soon be able to register online. You can pre-register so that we can contact you when registration is open.

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Event outputs will include:

  • Policy and research briefings
  • Special issue of People Policy and Place (Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research’s journal)
  • Special issue of Sustainability, ‘Multidimensional Perspectives for Energy Poverty Sustainable Mitigation’ 
  • Workshop report
  • An agenda for further exploration of the topic

The outputs of the conference will include a Proceedings so participants will be encouraged to contribute with an extended abstract of their paper (full papers are, however, not required).

(This in an online adaption of an event originally planned to be in-person in Lisbon. The original call for papers is available.)


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