02 December 2014 - 04 December 2014
Tunis, Tunisia

IIASA at International Conference on Renewable Energy Development & Applications for a Sustainable Agriculture

IIASA organizes the International Conference on Renewable Energy Development and Applications for a Sustainable Agriculture "RE&Agri" in cooperation with the Desertec University Network, the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the Government of Tunisia.

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Under the patronage of the President of the Tunisian Government, Mehdi Jomaa, the RE&Agri Conference will provide an optimal platform for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary partnerships between public, private and research sectors on a regional and international scale. The conference will explore the ways and mechanisms to promote the use of renewables in agriculture. It will highlight the available technologies, innovations and hybrid systems, a round-up of the states-of-the-art of the use of renewables in rural areas, and last but not least, the economic and social impacts of the implementation of modern energy systems will be largely addressed. 

Research Scholar Nadejda Komendantova-Amann will represent IIASA at the RE&Agri Conference, where she will discuss the risk governance of energy transition and provide a holistic approach to the challenge of environmental, social and economic sustainability and of the water-energy-food nexus. In a session that brings together representatives from the banking sector, private energy generation companies and the Tunisian Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mines, Dr. Komendantova will address the question of policies that are needed to promote investments into renewable energy for application in agriculture.

At IIASA, Dr. Komendantova is coordinating the Governance in Transition research area of the Risk, Policy and Vulnerability (RPV) Program, where she has been involved in several associated research projects: Equitable Governance of Common Goods (IIASA cross-cutting project), BESTGRIDDESERTECTIONCHANGESMATRIX (2010-2013), SafeLand (2010-2013), MEDIATION (2010-2013).

IIASA uses advanced systems analysis - a holistic and interdisciplinary approach - to conduct policy-oriented research into the most pressing areas of global change: energy and climate change, food and water, poverty and equity. IIASA has been working closely with the policy community and stakeholders, providing knowledge and insights to those who make and implement policy and helping them respond to complex global challenges.

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Last edited: 27 November 2014


Nadejda Komendantova

Research Scholar

Advanced Systems Analysis/Advancing Systems Analysis

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