The world's climate experts are gathering in Poland and WLE's solutions and scientists are there. The 24th Session of the of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) is in Katowice, Poland in early December. The main goal will be to implement the Paris Agreement, in accordance with the decisions adopted at and since COP21.
WLE, through its partnerships with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) will be participating in the COP24 Agriculture Advantage 2.0 event series, organized by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).
WLE experts will participate in Agriculture Advantage sessions on:
Identifying the best bets for investing in Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) through on solar energy for irrigation. Featuring WLE's Giriraj Amarnath, Research Group Leader for the Water Risks and Disasters (WRD) theme at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). Wed, Dec 5 2018 16:45 – 18:15GMT +1, Pieniny Room, COP24, Katowice, Poland
Finding the Policy advantage: Enablers for food systems transformation, featuring WLE's Alan Nicol, Sustainable Growth Program Lead, International Water Management Institute (IWMI) discussing Agricultural systems transformation through renewable energy policy interventions, Wed, Dec 5 2018 15:15 – 16:45GMT +1', Fiji Pavilion, COP24, Katowice, Poland
Improving soil fertility and reducing greenhouse gasses by recarbonizing agricultural soil, through CIAT at the Soils Advantage event. Featuring Lou Verchot, who leads WLE's soil carbon work. Tue, Dec 11 2018 15:00 – 16:30GMT +1, Bieszczady Room, COP24, Katowice, Poland
Unlocking resilience: applying coherent land-energy-water approaches to adaptation & mitigation. Dr. Barron will discuss solar and precision agriculture with specific references to sustainable intensification with irrigation. 10 December 2018, 15:00-16:30, GCA Climate Action Room 2, International Congress Centre (MKC), Plac Sławika i Antalla 1,40-163 Katowice, Poland