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Lecture 1 Readings Discussion
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October 17, 2016 #giiTO

LECTURE TOPIC: Introducing the Challenge

GUEST SPEAKERS:

Professor Matthew Hoffmann
Matthew J. Hoffmann is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto, the Co-Director of
the Environmental Governance Lab at the University of Toronto, and the 2016 Global Ideas Institute
Challenge Expert. His research focuses on global environmental governance and he is especially
interested in the global response to climate change.

Joshua Folkema
Joshua Folkema is a Business Development Manager at World Vision Canada. World Vision Canada
(WVC) is a Christian development, relief and advocacy charity working with communities, families and
children around the world to overcome poverty and injustice.

PART I: READING MATERIALS
1. 2016 Global Ideas Institute Challenge Briefing (Attached)
2. Sustainable Energy for All [PDF, attached]
Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Vision Statement, November 2011
 Read pages 2-6, the remainder is optional
3. The Energy Access Imperative [PDF, attached]
Power for All, June 2014
 Only sections 2, 4, and 5
4. Living with Energy Poverty Photo Essay
Bill Gates, Gates Notes, 21 June 2016

Optional
1. Why energy poverty is the real energy crisis

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27 February 2016 2 . Ending Energy Poverty: Power to the Powerless The Economist.Kandeh Yumkella and Morgan Bazilian. 18 March 2015 2. World Economic Forum.

What are possible sources of energy?  What are the merits and drawbacks to various energy sources? 3 . What are the impacts and consequences of energy poverty? 4. Who is affected?  Consider geographic. Make sure to jot any questions that you may have for the lecturer and your GII mentor. What is energy poverty? 2. The material listed above address the issue of statelessness in different parts of the world. yet there are some common themes among all the stories. economic and demographic aspects 3. As you read the articles and watch the videos consider the following questions: 1.PART II: Questions to consider Note that the articles and videos should be read/watched prior to the lecture.