MATIN Transitions Seminar Series : Energy TransitionS

Séminaire Permanent Managing and Assessing Transition Innovation Network

Mardi 3 mai 2022

LEST, Salle 1

Animation Héloïse Berkowitz, Mathias Guérineau

On the 3rd of May 2022, we will continue our TransitionS Seminar Series with a session dedicated to energy, from 13h30 to 15.00 CET

We will have the pleasure to listen to Julie Mayer, Associate Professor of management at Ecole polytechnique in France, on “Energy sufficiency”, and to Olivia Ricci, Associate Professor of economics at University of La Réunion, France, on a joint research on “Utility Services Poverty: Addressing the Problem of Household Deprivation in Mayotte

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Julie Mayer is an Associate Professor at Ecole Polytechnique (Center of Management Research), and member of the interdisciplinary center Energy4Climate. Her researches focus on the organizational dimensions of the ecological transition. She is currently working on the trajectories of energy sufficiency in France. She holds a PhD from Paris-Dauphine University, and has been working for years as a consultant in strategy and management in the public and private sectors.

Olivia Ricci is associate professor in Economics at the university of La Réunion (France, since 2013). She received her PhD in Economics from the University of Orléans in 2011 and her HDR (French post-doctoral degree), in 2019, at the University of La Réunion. Her research focuses on climate change, energy transition, carbon capture and storage, fuel poverty, water affordability and more generally environmental policy evaluation. Her main research tools are computable general equilibrium models, integrated assessment models (TIMES) and applied econometrics.

Utility Services Poverty: Addressing the Problem of Household Deprivation in Mayotte

Dorothée Charlier, IAE Savoie Mont Blanc, IREGE.

Bérangère Legendre, IAE Savoie Mont Blanc, IREGE.

Olivia Ricci, Université de la Réunion, CEMOI.

Abstract:The concept of utility services poverty refers to difficulties in satisfying a set of basic utility services in housing such as energy (electricity), water and sewerage. Two main goals of development is to ensure (i) “availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation” and (ii) access to modern energy sources.  One of the problematics for Mahorais households is the access to safe, clean and affordable essential utility services. Using a class latent methodology to evaluate utility services poverty in Mayotte Island, we propose a methodology to identify utility services poor’s households. Thus, we show that monetary poor’s are not necessary utility services poor’s. This approach allows us to characterize four households’ profiles with a scale of vulnerability. We demonstrate that access to water is more discriminating than access to electricity in defining utility services poverty. Top priority to fight utility services poverty should be given firstly to water access and sanitary facilities. Public policies that aim to support only the monetary poor’s do not solve all the problems of access to utility services in French territories. Policies should not be distributed according to income but to facilities access and living conditions.

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