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21 Jun 12

Side Event at Rio+20

Climate Compatible Development for Sustainability and Climate Security

A high level debate on the climate security agenda in the Amazon and worldwide

Speakers will explore: how can climate compatible development approaches reduce the risks posed by climate change to water, energy and food security? Researchers, policymakers and members of civil society will showcase their experiences.


Thursday 21st June, 11am-12.30pm


RioCentro Convention Centre (T-10)


Further Reading

08 Oct 13

Water Alternatives, an interdisciplinary journal on water, politics and development, will publish a special issue on Critical Thinking On the ‘New Security Convergence’ in Energy, Food, Climate and Water.

26 Oct 11

How Water Makes Green Economies a Moving Target

09 May 14

In order to improve our environmental security, should we think of water, food, energy and climate in nexus-like ways? Richard Matthew is skeptical. While “nexus thinking” promises to reduce waste and inefficiency, it could also heighten inequality, instability and the potential for violent conflict.

NEXUS in the Media

10 Dec 12

AME Info

The United Arab Emirates hosted COP18’s central discussion of the energy-water-food-climate nexus, in cooperation with New York University. The panel, “It Never Rains in the GCC,” had identified priority government interventions in the market to manage the nexus as its global significance intensities.

13 Aug 12

The Guardian

Water, energy, food - these three issues are the essential holy trinity of environmental sustainability. They are maddeningly intertwined and their effect reaches everyone – private, public, and social sectors alike. Because everyone is affected by each of these issues, and because they are so intertwined, everyone needs to be at the table. No one entity, no matter how large, can save us from ourselves.

07 Nov 13

Huffington Post

Conflict increases in the face of fuel, food and water scarcity. This concept seems relatively simple, yet too often we seem fixated on blunt force solutions to problems (military intervention, financial aid, food distribution) that could be better solved with tech-enabled abundance, conservation, distributed energy and other proven methods of increasing the world’s access to the elements of survival.


  • 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