Energy poverty has differential and severe impacts on children and teenagers in physical health (specific diseases, difficulties in healing, malnutrition), in mental health (stigma, isolation, stress), in education (non-attendance due to illness, difficulty concentration) and safety (risk of fire and / or electrocution).
For instance, in the city of Barcelona, 15% of households with children cannot maintain an adequate temperature during the cold months and 13.4% have arrears on their bills.
Despite that, there are few specific measures to face energy poverty in childhood and there is a significant lack of studies or reports that study their differential impacts and propose policies to address them.
We will discuss about that and many more with:
– Irene González. Author of “Energy precariousness and childhood in the city of Barcelona”
– Saska Petrova. University of Manchester’s Senior Lecturer
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