Time
13 Jun 2019 / 09:30 to 10:30
Event
The International Food Policy Research Institute: 1201 NW Eye Street, Washington D.C. 200005 USA
Academic presentation

Faster than you think: Renewable energy and developing countries

Large and rapid declines in costs for renewable energy systems, particularly solar and wind power, and efforts to limit greenhouse gas emissions are reshaping energy systems globally. Expanding renewable energy systems have great potential to achieve widespread electricity access, improve food security, and reduce emissions. Developing countries with high solar potential have a significant opportunity to leapfrog directly to more advanced energy technologies that are low cost, reliable, environmentally more benign, and well-suited to serving dispersed rural populations.

This seminar will discuss the broad changes occurring in renewable energy and the implications and opportunities for developing countries.

Keynote Speaker

Channing Arndt, Director of Environment and Production Technology Division, IFPRI 

Discussant

Manish Bapna, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, World Resources Institute

Moderator

Elizabeth Bryan, Senior Scientist, IFPRI

Link to livestream.

The research was supported by SA-TIED and the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM).

 
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