Rural Prosperity with Carbon Neutrality and Food Security


Rural Prosperity with Carbon Neutrality and Food Security

24 March 2021

The webinar discusses opportunities and challenges to help achieve carbon neutrality, while ensuring food security and boosting rural economy. The webinar is jointly organized by the Rural Development and Food Security Thematic Group, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Thematic Group, Energy Sector Group and the PRC Regional Knowledge Sharing Initiative.

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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