Bonn2011 Nexus Process
The International Steering Committee (ISC)
The development of a global strategy and a common agenda on sustainable water, energy and food security is a central aspect of Germanyâ€™s contribution to the upcoming World Summit on Sustainable Development, scheduled for 2012 in Rio de Janeiro. The German Federal Government has opted for a participatory approach: Two bodies of experts, along with representatives from the politics, business, science and civil society, are engaged in a consultation process known as the Bonn2011 Nexus Process.
The International Steering Committee consists of about 40 international experts representing different stakeholders from the water, energy and food sectors and met in Bonn for the first time in December 2010. Its remit has been to advise the Federal German Government in preparing the Bonn2011 Nexus Conference and ensuring strong linkages to other international processes.
Together with the German Advisory Group, the International Steering Committee provided valuable contributions, particularly in establishing the evidence base for the Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus, in identifying important topics to discuss, and in drafting the Bonn2011 Nexus Conference Recommendations. Both committees met three times during the run-up to the conference and helped to establish a common agenda for longterm Water, Energy and Food Security.