2011's report looks to focus on Climate change and sustainability in light of achieving climate change targets by 2012.
The questions as to how we can measure poverty in relation to household energy access still remain unanswered. Current indicators used in the multidimensional poverty Index use type of cooking fuel e.g. if the household is using “dirty” cooking fuel such as dung, firewood and charcoal then this is an indication of poverty, though is this the most effective means to measure energy poverty? The method of cooking is surely going to have a greater impact on an individuals health, namely whether a smokeless stove or open fire is used as even developed countries still use firewood as fuel in remote areas though these will use chimneys and piping to direct heat flow.
I was wondering what your thoughts were as to how we can best index energy poverty?