Energy Justice Framework (EJF)

An insightful article, written by our colleague Laurent Jodoin, Ph.D, was published in the Energy Research & Social Science Journal, on the concept of the Energy Justice Framework (EJF) and how it can be operationalized in developing countries. The proposed approach is based in part on empirical research conducted in Guinea through an analysis of a 2015 access to electricity survey conducted by Econoler among 3,860 Guinean households using the World Bank/ESMAP Multi-Tier Framework (MTF). The work for this analysis was funded by IDRC.

The concept of the EJF goes way beyond that of energy poverty by integrating multi-dimensional ethical and human capability considerations. The author makes a strong argument for the idea that energy access as a topic is “better addressed from a broader ethical perspective and the EJF based inter alia on the capability approach offers an adequate normative framework because it helps conceptualize the real opportunities that the wide diversity of energy services can offer.” As a consequence, an energy justice framework can help policymakers in designing more just and inclusive energy policies.

The article is available in here.

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