Jim Leandro Cano
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.