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Agrivoltaics: Sustainable Solutions at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Security

December 1, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Gauri Singh

Christian Dupraz

Jim Leandro Cano

Kavita Ray

Rima Jreich

Sean de Cleene

Host: Chris Hegadorn

Moderator: Federica Matone

Designed as a “digital global classroom,” this webinar is meant first and foremost to engage university students and others who are not physically present at COP-28 events in Dubai.  Additionally, this event is intended to promote enhanced awareness of the concept and utilisation of agrivoltaics as a developmental solution at the intersection of food, energy, and water security.  With the help of a high-level panel of researchers and practitioners, we will make the case that agrivoltaics – especially in Africa and the Near East – is a particularly valuable way to foster adaptation and mitigation concurrently, while assisting small-holder and youth farmers to produce agri-food products more sustainably by reducing fossil fuel use, over-consumption of water resources, and avoiding unnecessary land-use competition between solar panels and agri-food production.

We will concurrently explore policy dimensions that inhibit faster adoption of agrivoltaic practices and investments in this area.

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December 1, 2023
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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