Expanding access to clean energy in low-income countries is key to development efforts. Taking innovative ideas found in U.S. research institutions and translating and scaling these innovations to meet the demand of developing country partners is essential if we are to make a global difference toward a carbon-neutral world. Identifying means by which clean energy technology can be used to intensify agricultural production is an important challenge to meet.
Former Governor Bill Ritter, Jr. will speak from his experience working both domestically and internationally with legislators, regulators, planners, and policymakers to make clean energy a reality and focus on the major issues and opportunities both in the U.S. and in developing countries. A panel of experts will join Governor Ritter to explore the nexus between clean energy, water and agriculture, and share their thoughts on ways to ramp up partnerships–working across sectors–and apply cutting edge technologies to tackle some of our greatest development challenges.