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APRU SCL Webinar Series - Planning, Design, and Climate Actions for Renewable Energy Transitions: Lessons from the Pacific Rim
Meeting the challenges of the climate crisis requires large-scale deployment of renewable energy sources; however, challenges emerge in terms of land use conflicts with local communities, biodiversity and critical habitats. This seminar motivates the importance of a rapid transition to net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but also discusses some of the land use challenges along the way. Using case studies across the Asia-Pacific region, we present potential solutions to mitigate land-use conflicts, including improving renewable energy siting requirements and reassessing the compatibility of uses.

Moderator: Professor Makena Coffman (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa)


- Professor Brendan Barrett (Osaka University) - Energy transition and subnational climate actions

- Professor Yekang Ko (University of Oregon) - Conflicts of Greens and renewable energy collocation in the Pacific Rim

- Professor Hsiao-Wen Wang (National Cheng Kung University) Participatory spatial planning for solar energy development from Taiwan

- Professor Kirk Dimond (University of Arizona) - Urban Photovoltaics site design principles and case studies

Nov 15, 2021 05:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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