Energy Economics Lab
As economies develop and populations grow, demand for energy and water resources increases. Energy production from fossil fuels progressively loses its importance and investments in renewable energy becomes more strategic investment for many countries. Governments are allocating an important share of their budgets for the development of capacities in renewable energy production, mainly for the purpose of reducing their reliance on external markets. Failed attempts to stop climate change and improper use of water resources poses an added challenge in terms of water resources. Constraints on access to water can be a source of tensions and trigger regional conflicts. It is imperative to develop effective policies to address the climate change concerns and reduce vulnerabilities to disasters.
In this connection, the following themes are among the topics to be covered in this focus area.