CEADIR-Climatelinks Webinar Series

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In the last half of 2020, Climatelinks and the Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment and Resilience (CEADIR) Activity will collaborate on a series of webinars presenting work completed during CEADIR’s final year. This continuation of CEADIR's Navigating the Climate Economy Series will host discussions of:

  • Parametric insurance for renewable electric power producers
  • A cost-benefit analysis of improved livestock management practices in Ethiopia
  • A cost-benefit analysis of improved cacao production methods in Ghana
  • Creating a Level Playing Field for Battery Energy Storage Systems Through Policies, Regulations, and Renewable Energy Auctions
  • Guide for Preparing a Distributed Energy Resources Plan or Roadmap
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis of Charcoal Supply-side and Demand-side Alternatives (Malawi and Zambia)

Topics and registration information can be found below.

Recommendations for Preparing Distributed Energy Resources Roadmaps and Plans

December 17, 2020

Please join CEADIR and Climatelinks for a joint event on December 10, 2020 to explore the findings in their report, Recommendations for Preparation of a Distributed Energy Resources Plan or Roadmap.

Speakers will include:

  • Dorian Mead (USAID)
  • Patrick Doyle (CEADIR)
  • Pablo Torres (CEADIR)

Creating a Level Playing Field for Battery Energy Storage Systems, 9:00 AM EST

November 19, 2020 

Please join the Climatelinks and CEADIR teams for a joint event on November 19, 2020  to explore findings and recommendations to help policy makers, regulators, utilities, and clean energy developers create a fair landscape for procuring utility-scale BESS.

Speakers will include:

  • Andrew Fang (USAID, Office of Energy and Infrastructure) 
  • Patrick Doyle (CEADIR) 
  • Luiz Maurer (CEADIR) 
  • Pablo Torres (Crown Agents USA and CEADIR) 

Improved Livestock Management for Higher Productivity and Climate Resilience in East Africa

October 29, 2020, 9:00 AM EST

Please join the Climatelinks and CEADIR teams for a joint event on October 29, 2020 to discuss how this research and other findings can inform future initiatives for improved livelihoods for pastoralists and agro-pastoralists as well as for natural resource management.

Speakers will include:

  • Dr. Polly Erickson (International Livestock Research Institute, ILRI)
  • Dr. Stanley Karanja (International Center for Tropical Agriculture, CIAT) 
  • Dr. Gordon Smith (CEADIR)
  • Dr. Todd Crane (ILRI) 
  • Laurie Ashley (USAID Bureau for Resilience and Food Security)

Using Parametric Insurance to Reduce Climate Risks of Renewable Energy Resources

October 1, 2020, 10:00 AM EST
This webinar will discuss this report and will be jointly organized with Climatelinks and Marketlinks. Panelists from two leading international reinsurance companies, MunichRe and SwissRe, will discuss their experiences with parametric insurance for utility-scale VRE throughout the world.

Moderator: Pablo Torres (Chief of Party, CEADIR)

Speakers will include:

  • Santiago Enriquez (Abt Associates) 
  • Álvaro Núñez Andrada (Munich Re Trading LLC – Capital Partners)
  • Sebabrata Sarkar (Swiss Re)

For registration and more information, visit the webinar event page.


Cost-Benefit Analysis: Mangrove Conservation versus Shrimp Aquaculture in Indonesia

August 20, 2020, 9:00 AM EST
This webinar will be led by two authors of a new cost-benefit analysis by the USAID-funded Climate Economic Analysis Development, Investment, and Resilience (CEADIR) Activity sheds light on the financial and economic value of mangrove conservation, including impacts on near-shore fishing and greenhouse gas emissions. The study focused on Bintuni Bay and Mimika District in Papua and West Papua in Indonesia. 

Speakers will include:

Benjamin Brown (Senior Advisor, Blue Forests)
Dr. Gordon Smith (CEADIR Technical Lead for the Sustainable Landscapes and Director of Ecofor LLC) 
Moderator: Dr. Juliann Aukema (Senior Climate Change and Sustainable Landscapes Advisor, USAID’s Global Climate Change Office) 

For registration and more information, visit the webinar event page.


Scaling up Financing for Clean Energy, Sustainable Landscapes, and Climate Adaptation

August 6, 2020, 9:00 AM EST
This webinar will present highlights from the USAID-funded Climate Economic Analysis, Development, Investment, and Resilience (CEADIR) Activity’s Climate Finance Assessment: Opportunities for Scaling Up Financing for Clean Energy, Sustainable Landscapes, and Adaptation. It will describe experiences of USAID and other development assistance organizations to expand investment from the private sector and other sources. The webinar will highlight options for improving enabling environments, strengthening information and capacity, and creating or strengthening financing mechanisms and instruments.

Speakers will include:

Glen Anderson (Senior Development Economist, Winrock International) 
Eric Hyman (Economist, USAID Economics and Market Development Center) 
Charlotte Mack-Heller (Director of Natural Capital, Resonance Global) 
Pablo Torres (Chief of Party, CEADIR)

For registration and more information, visit the webinar event page.