University of British Columbia, Zerriffi Research Group
The Zerriffi Research Group (ZRG) uses inter-disciplinary approaches to research problems at the intersection of technology, environment and development. We pursue research with the aim of tackling major issues in this area and developing evidence-based policy recommendations for all stakeholders (e.g. governments at all levels, households, private sector, donors, etc.). Many of our projects explore questions around tradeoffs and decisions that have to be made that balance short and long-term development and environmental goals. In addition to Hisham Zerriffi, the group is made up of graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and collaborators from UBC and beyond.
Adoption / Behavior Change, Carbon Finance, Climate/Environment, Finance / Investment, Gender / Womens Empowerment, Health, Livelihoods, Policy Development, Research, Technology and Fuel R&D
Technologies & Fuels
Clean Cooking Activities
Use of agricultural residues for commercial energy production in India, tradeoffs between climate and health benefits of cookstove carbon credits, diffusion and adoption of cookstoves, use of woodfuel for industrial and commercial purposes.
The Zerriffi Research Group is interested in partnering with organizations to conduct research on cookstove adoption, social welfare impacts of energy transitions, cookstove markets and financing, etc.
Regions Operating In
East Asia and Pacific, Latin America and Caribbean, Northern America, South Asia
Country Based In
Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia
6476 NW Marine Dr.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T1Z2
Primary Point of Contact
Name: Dr. Hisham Zerriffi
Title: Asst. Professor and Ivan Head South/North Research Chair
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