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22 Feb 12

Multi-Lateral Banks Common approach on Water and Food Security

The Multilateral Development Banks (MDB) heads agreed to develop a joint action plan, stressing the need to reduce food price volatility and improve food and water security in coordination with the Group of Twenty (G-20). The 3-year action plan focuses on four priority areas: Supporting food access for poor and vulnerable people, addressing food market volatility, financing investments and promoting policy frameworks to improve agricultural productivity, and helping countries allocate water efficiently across sectors, and supporting the agricultural sector in using water productively throughout the value chain.

Announcer:

Julia Bucknall, Head of Water, The World Bank

Partners:

African Development Bank (AfDB), Asian Development Bank (ADB), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), World Bank

Further Reading

25 Aug 14

China’s rapidly growing economy is very quickly testing the limits of its resource constraints. While China is home to a quarter of the world’s population, it is endowed with disproportionately less arable land, oil and water. By Julian L. Wong.

20 Mar 12

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon highlights “nexus approach” while urging that environmental, social and economic aspects of development be integrated

08 Nov 11

The water, food, energy nexus approach puts a great deal of emphasis on increasing efficiency within production; however, it also must be applied to consumption in order to lower increasing demand from population and economic growth, according to Holger Hoff, senior research fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute and lead author of the nexus background report for the Bonn2011 Conference.

NEXUS in the Media

25 Jun 13

Economist

These seem to be three different concepts. But these increasingly hot button issues are interdependent.

20 Oct 14

News1130

Siberian wildfires so intense they melted the permafrost beneath them. Flooding in Alberta that paralyzed a major city. Toxic algae blooms in Lake Winnipeg that have grown 1,000 per cent since 1990.

07 Aug 13

Economist

What do climate change, water and energy have in common? These seem to be three different concepts. Yet these increasingly hot button issues are, in fact, interdependent. Water and energy are inextricably linked. Water is used in nearly all energy processes, from extraction to electricity production. Energy is used to create fresh water—a process known as desalination. A carbon-intensive energy sector leads to climate change, which, in turn, increases the risks of both water stress and floods, thus affecting water supply and water quality.

10 Jun 15

Zunia

In this STEPS Center working paper, the authors argue that the governance of water, energy and food security has privileged control-orientated solutions

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 für Bundesangelegenheiten, Europa und Medien des Landes Nordrhein-Westphalen
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