Join us in person and online on 9 December for a discussion on “Developing markets to scale up renewable energy for climate-resilient agriculture” at COP28 in Dubai.
REEEP, Practical Action and Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) will bring together a diverse range of perspectives around the importance and opportunities of taking a whole ecosystem and entrepreneurial approach to accelerate uptake of productive use of renewable energy (PURE) technologies that support regenerative agriculture and strengthen resilience in agri-food value chains.
Standing in the way of scaling up PURE in agri-food are challenges at all levels: scant knowledge of the possibilities, underdeveloped markets and a lack of local financing solutions. The business environment in developing countries is often volatile, with a lack of coherence in policy, and market information for business planning is uncertain or unavailable.
Therefore, investing in entrepreneurial solutions for regenerative agriculture is more crucial than ever. This session will provide further insights into the needs and opportunities of clean energy and agricultural markets from green finance, energy policy, food policy and entrepreneurial perspectives. It will showcase how climate finance and private sector investment can scale PURE technologies to support regenerative agriculture and value chains that improve livelihoods and build resilient food systems in the global south.
Experts will highlight the need for a full ecosystem approach, covering the importance of creating the right market conditions to encourage investment and climate finance that drive entrepreneurship approaches to scale up the adoption of regenerative agriculture and inspire individuals, communities and organizations to take action.
This event aims to catalyze further engagement and mobilization of resources toward sustainable agricultural practices by sharing evidence-based insights and advocating for better policies and more climate financing to bring climate-resilient agriculture to a global scale.
Join us in person:
9 December, 2023
Side Event Room 3, Blue Zone, B6 78
Moderator: Shyvonne Henry, Africa Partnerships Lead, Practical Action
Richenda Van Leeuwen, Executive Director, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs
Dr. Sosten Ziuku, Director of Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy, Ministry of Energy and Power Development, Zimbabwe
Ute Collier, Acting Director, Knowledge, Policy and Finance Centre, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Amit Saraogi, Co-Founder and CEO, Oorja Development Solutions
Dusko Stjepanovic, Head of Green Banking, REEEP