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Energy Access and Forced Migration

1st Edition

Edited by Owen Grafham


194 pages | 24 B/W Illus.

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This edited collection brings together a selection of expert authors and draws on a wide range of case studies, geographies, and perspectives to explore the links between forced migration and energy access.

This book addresses the paucity of academic study on how energy is delivered to the millions of people currently forcibly displaced. The contributions throughout assess the current energy governance regimes, models of delivery, and innovative solutions that are dictating how energy is – and can be – provided to those who have been forced to move away from their homes. By bringing together author-teams of practitioners, academics, businesses, and policy makers, this collection encourages interdisciplinary dialogue about the best way of approaching energy provision for the forcibly displaced.

This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of energy access and policy, environmental justice and equity, and migration and refugee studies.

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables


List of Contributors


Owen Grafham

Part 1: Framing Energy-Access and Forced Migration

1 Leaving No-one Behind: Global Governance of Energy in the Humanitarian Sector

Sarah Rosenberg-Jansen

2. The Migration-Energy Nexus in International Policy

Eva Mach

3. Global Patterns of Forced Displacement and Energy Response

Glada Lahn and Owen Grafham

Part 2: Evolving Approaches

4. Energy in the Response to an Urban Refugee Crisis: The Case of Solarising Public Buildings in Jordan

Elias Jourdi, Lama Gharaibeh and Shada Qahoush

5. Towards Community Energy Resilience

Long Seng To and Niraj Subedi

6.Incentivizing Market Mechanisms for Access to Energy

Raffaella Bellanca

7. The Role of Market Systems in Delivering Energy Access in Humanitarian Settings: The Case of Burkina Faso

Mattia Vianello and Anoushka Boodhna

8. Vulnerability of Women and Girls in Refugee Settings: Considerations for Energy Programming

Tamsin Bradley and Katherine Liakos

Part 3: Future Opportunities and Solutions

9. Overcoming the Data Wall: Harnessing Big Data to Understand the Energy Needs of Off-Grid Communities and the Displaced

Iwona Bisaga and Mansoor Hamayun

10. Remote Sensing Technology and Energy Applications in Refugee Camps

Jonathan Nixon and Professor Elena Gaura

11. Circular Economy in Refugee Camps

Diego Hakspiel and Johanna Lehne


About the Editor

Owen Grafham is Department Manager of the Energy, Environment and Resources Department at The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, UK

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Energy Transitions

Considerable interest exists today in energy transitions. Whether one looks at diverse efforts to decarbonize, or strategies to improve the access levels, security and innovation in energy systems, one finds that change in energy systems is a prime priority.

Routledge Studies in Energy Transitions aims to advance the thinking which underlies these efforts. The series connects distinct lines of inquiry from planning and policy, engineering and the natural sciences, history of technology, STS, and management. In doing so, it provides primary references that function like a set of international, technical meetings. Single and co-authored monographs are welcome, as well as edited volumes relating to themes, like resilience and system risk.

Key focus areas: Technology change and fuel substitution, centralized-decentralized shifts, new business models and market redesign, innovation systems, governance levers/approaches or economics in transitions, etc. Writing on different types of energy transitions is encouraged. 

Dr. Kathleen Araújo is the Director of the Energy Policy Institute with the Center for Advanced Energy Studies, a consortium of public universities, Idaho National Laboratory, and industry. She is also an Associate Professor in the School of Public Service at Boise State University, where she specializes in policy and innovation systems associated with energy transitions and industrial development.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for this series, please contact Annabelle Harris, Editor for Environment and Sustainability: [email protected]

Series Advisory Board

Morgan Bazilian, Columbia University, Center for Global Energy Policy (US)

Thomas Birkland, North Carolina State University (US)

Aleh Cherp, Central European University (CEU, Budapest) and Lund University

Mohamed El-Ashry, UN Foundation

Jose Goldemberg, Universidade de Sao Paolo (Brasil) and UN Development Program, World Energy Assessment

Michael Howlett, Simon Fraser University (Canada)

Jon Ingimarsson, Landsvirkjun, National Power Company (Iceland)

Michael Jefferson, ESCP Europe Business School

Jessica Jewell, IIASA (Austria)

Florian Kern, University of Sussex, Science Policy Research Unit and Sussex Energy Group (United Kingdom)

Derk Loorbach, DRIFT (Netherlands)

Jochen Markard, ETH (Switzerland)

Nabojsa Nakicenovic, IIASA (Austria)

Martin Pasqualetti, Arizona State University, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning (US)

Mark Radka, UN Environment Programme, Energy, Climate, and Technology

Rob Raven, Utrecht University (Netherlands)

Roberto Schaeffer, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Energy Planning Program, COPPE (Brasil)

Miranda Schreurs, Technische Universität Mūnchen, Bavarian School of Public Policy (Germany)

Vaclav Smil, University of Manitoba and Royal Society of Canada (Canada)

Benjamin Sovacool, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex, UK

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Ecology
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration