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11–15 Jun 12

Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development, Rio de Janeiro

The Forum is organised by ICSU, in partnership with UNESCO, the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), the International Social Science Council (ISSC), the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.

The Forum will provide a space for interdisciplinary scientific discussions, and dialogue between scientists, policy-makers, Major Groups and other stakeholders. Key messages and conclusions from the Forum will be reported to the Rio+20 conference, to highlight the urgent need for concerted action on sustainable development and the role that science should play in this endeavour.

The Forum will provide a space for interdisciplinary scientific discussions, and dialogue between scientists, policy-makers, Major Groups and other stakeholders. Key messages and conclusions from the Forum will be reported to the Rio+20 conference, to highlight the urgent need for concerted action on sustainable development and the role that science should play in this endeavour.

Thematic sessions on:

  • Human wellbeing and population trends
  • Sustainable consumption and production
  • Climate and other environmental changes
  • Food security
  • Water security
  • Urban wellbeing
  • Ecosystem services and biodiversity
  • Indigenous knowledge
  • Disasters
  • Green economy and rethinking social and economic models

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12 Jun 12

Side Event at the ICSU Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation

This session aims to consider how a new paradigm of adaptive management can be developed to address water security issues in a context of growing multiple needs and water scarcity.

Further Reading

26 Oct 11

In Bonn, the United Nations are working towards sustainable development worldwide with more than 950 employees in 18 secretariats.

23 May 12

World Bank Group identifies six key issues and key messages for Rio+20

02 Mar 12

The water, energy and food security nexus perspective is the issue the German government will promote at the 6th Word Water Forum.

NEXUS in the Media

30 May 12

Rio+twenties

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have become a contentious proposal among Member States that are currently negotiating the outcome document for Rio+20. Member States and the international community are looking for the successors of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which will expire in 2015. The current framework helped the international community to rally behind a common understanding of poverty eradication, and it provided targets and indicators to guide policy decisions. However, the MDGs overemphasised economic poverty and gave limited attention to the structural causes of poverty or to sustainable development.

12 Jun 12

IPS news

he headline in a New York newspaper last March captured the essence of a future potential threat to political stability the world over: “U.S. Report Sees Tensions Over Water.” The study, a collective vision of the U.S. intelligence community, warned that during the next 10 years, many countries important to the United States will “almost certainly experience water problems - shortages, poor water quality or floods - that will contribute to the risk of instability and state failure, and increase regional tensions.”

23 Apr 12

Gulf Times

The importance of generating adequate drinking water in the region’s states to meet the growing demand without causing any harm to the future generations’ water needs was yesterday highlighted by Qatar Minister of Energy and Industry HE Dr Mohamed bin Saleh al-Sada.

Partners

  • IFPRI International Food Policy Research Institute
  • WEF World Economic Forum
  • WWF World Wide Fund for Nature

Bonn2011 Nexus Conference – in the context of Bonn Perspectives

  • Bonn Perspectives

initiated by

  • BONN
  • BMZ

funded by

  • European Regional Development Fund EFRE
  • NRW Ministerin fr Bundesangelegenheiten, Europa und Medien des Landes Nordrhein-Westphalen