Awards ceremony at the VI CIED
This June, at the VI International Congress of Development Studies (VI CIED), the following prizes were awarded: VI REEDES Award for Young Researchers and III Award SEGIB-AECID in research on Sustainable Development in Ibero-America.
VI REEDES Award for Young Researchers
The jury of the VI REEDES Award awarded the first prize to the communication Do middle classes contribute to the Environmental Kuznets Curve pattern in greenhouse emissions?, by Rocío Baeza, Research Assistant at IBEI.
The article evaluates whether carbon emissions associated with changes in household consumption first rise and then decrease when households scale up the income ladder. That is, the study shows that the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) hypothesis can be applied at the micro-level, which is more sensitive to differences in the circumstance of relevant socio-economic segments of the population. The analysis uses household survey data from sub-Saharan Africa, specifically Uganda and Tanzania. The results only prove the limited or "truncated" existence of the EKC, whose shape may vary depending on the sample and the period of study. This implies that the most vulnerable parts of sub-Saharan Africa will continue to experience more significant environmental pressures and the coexistence o a ‘double whammy' of economic and environmental vulnerability from a mid-to-long-term perspective until more systematic improvements in the lifestyles of middle classes are achieved.
The second prize was given to the communication The Development Paradox: Community Consultations in Postwar Guatemala, by Vaclav Masek.
III Award SEGIB-AECID in research on Sustainable Development in Ibero-America
The jury of the 3rd SEGIB-AECID Prize awarded the award to The politics of good enough data. Developments, dilemmas and deadlocks in the production of global learning metrics, by Clara Fontdevila.
The second prize was declared void.