Rural Prosperity with Carbon Neutrality and Food Security


Rural Prosperity with Carbon Neutrality and Food Security

24 March 2021

Rural regions have the advantage of not only having the space for solar and wind energy production - which are low-carbon electricity technologies - but also have the potential to generate carbon neutral bioenergy. This scenario sets the opportunity on leading the process towards carbon neutrality. However, rural carbon neutrality does have implications for food security as food-land-nexus complicates the interactions.

This webinar - jointly organized by ADB's Rural Development and Food Security (Agriculture), and Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Thematic Groups, Energy Sector Group, and ADB-PRC Regional Knowledge Sharing Initiative - discussed the opportunities and challenges to help achieve carbon neutrality, while ensuring food security and boosting rural economy.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
24 Mar 2021 Remarks Remarks
In his remarks, James Lynch highlighted the need for new approaches and integrated solutions to achieve carbon neutrality in the region, generate new ...
James Lynch
24 Mar 2021 Presentation 2060 Carbon Neutrality and China’s Food Systems
In his presentation, Jiahua Pan highlighted that rural areas must lead the process towards carbon neutrality and contribute to net-zero carbon in urban...
Jiahua Pan
24 Mar 2021 Panel Discussion 1 Panel Discussion
Yongping Zhai and Preety Bhandari emphasized that while institutions such as ADB can help mobilize financing towards low carbon and climate resilient ...
Yongping Zhai, Preety Bhandari
24 Mar 2021 Panel Discussion 2 Natural Capital: Investing in Nature, Investing in People
In his presentation, Arthur Hanson highlights the mutually reinforcing co-benefits and synergies between food and ecological climate security where projects...
Arthur Hanson
24 Mar 2021 Panel Discussion 2 2060 Carbon Neutrality and China’s Food Systems
In his presentation, Kevin Chen cited options to achieve 2060 carbon neutrality while ensuring food security: improve crop technologies (increase yields...
Kevin Chen


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