Learning from disasters to build resilience: a simple guide to conducting a Post Event Review

Venkateswaran K, MacClune K, Keating A, & Szoenyi M (2015). Learning from disasters to build resilience: a simple guide to conducting a Post Event Review. ISET-International & Zurich Insurance Group

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Abstract

Currently the Middle East and North African (MENA) region is going through energy transition. Ambitious plans exist at international, regional and national governance levels to deploy renewable energy sources (RES), such as concentrated solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic (PV) solar power. These plans foresee deployment of RES to cover local growing energy needs, to diversify energy supply and to benefit from electricity trade. Even though the majority of MENA countries have favorable geographic conditions for deployment of solar projects, such as the level of solar irradiance, they are very diverse in terms of availability of fossil fuels, which might hinder deployment of RES projects. For instance the countries like Morocco are covering almost 95% of their energy needs by imports at the same time the countries like Iran, Egypt or Algeria are not only benefiting from availability of fossil fuels for local consumption but are also exporting energy from fossil fuels on the global markets. The question of this paper is how availability of fossil fuels for domestic consumption might impact the willingness to use and public acceptance of RES, in general, and solar, in particular, among lay people. The methodological basis of this paper is on the case study method of two countries and on different methods of elicitation of stakeholders' opinions and views to understand public acceptance and willingness to use renewable energy. By comparing Iran to other countries in the MENA region we aim to understand to which extent availability of non-renewable energy sources in Iran influence perceptions of its inhabitants regarding RES energy.

Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled Keywords: Renewable energy, willingness to use, public acceptance, Middle East and North Africa
Research Programs: Risk, Policy and Vulnerability (RPV)
Risk & Resilience (RISK)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2016 11:25
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2016 10:15
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/11883

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