Join Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI) at COP22 in Marrakech on November 16, 2016 to discuss how innovative partnerships with Indigenous communities and journalists are changing the energy access landscape.

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Panel discussion about the recommendations made to address energy poverty and energy access featuring Michelle Myers (Xeni Gwet'in First Nation, University of Alberta), Aaron Leopold

Read the OpenAccess Energy Communiqué

Developed by a group of researchers, practitioners, representatives of Canada’s First Nations and energy-isolated communities, lawyers, government advisors and financiers assembled at the OpenAccess Energy Summit in Waterloo, Ontario, the OpenAccess Energy Communiqué outlines strategies to bring integrated, implementable and impactful solutions to the global energy landscape.


Download the OpenAccess Energy Communiqué (PDF)

Read the OpenAccess Energy Communiqué in Vietnamese (tiếng Việt) – Translated by Summit contributor Hang Dao


Co-authored by a science journalist and an energy researcher, WGSI's OpenAccess Energy Brief is an engaging overview of energy access issues that identifies challenges, knowledge gaps and opportunities. The Brief also serves as a framing document for the upcoming OpenAccess Energy Summit (April 24-27, 2016).