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Bonn2011 Nexus Conference

Pre-Conference Event

Bonn Dialogues on Global Environmental Change

The Water, Energy, and Food Security Nexus —
Solutions for the Green Economy

15 November 2011, 6 p.m., Wasserwerk, Bonn

The Bonn Dialogues is a series of public symposia focusing on issues related to human drivers of Global Environmental Change and the consequences for Human Security. In a cross-cutting manner it addresses related themes such as Climate, Water, Energy, Health or Food.

The 10th event of the Bonn Dialogues on 15 November 2011 has been a pre-conference event of the international Conference “The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus – Solutions for the Green economy”. As a Public Symposium it was focussed on “The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus – Water Resources in the Green Economy”.

The event was honoured by an opening speech of HRH Prince of Orange in his capacity as Chair of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB).

Programme

Opening ceremony

On behalf of Bonn Dialogues Organizers

  • Dr. Reza Ardakanian
    UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development (UNW- DPC)
  • Angelica Maria Kappel
    Mayor of the Federal City of Bonn
  • HRH the Prince of Orange
    Chair of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB)

On behalf of the organizers of the Bonn2011 Nexus Conference

  • Fritz Holzwarth
    Deputy Director General Water Management, Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)

Panel discussion

Facilitator: Peter Hille, Deutsche Welle

Five panellists discussed the core ideas and main concepts of the Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus, and why an integrated, interlinked approach was ever more important to successfully address the challenges of balancing resource demand and supply in the coming decades.

  • Robynne Anderson, Main representative to the United Nations, World Farmers Organization (WFO)
  • Margaret Catley-Carlson
    Member, United Nations Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB)
  • Fritz Holzwarth
    Deputy Director General Water Management, Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
  • Alexander Müller
    Assistant Director-General of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)
  • Richard Taylor
    Executive Director, International Hydropower Association (IHA)

Photos of the Event

Bbox: Photo Series

More information is available at www.bonn-dialogues.org

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
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