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Bonn2011 Nexus Conference

29 Feb 12

Bonn2011 Conference Synopsis

The Conference Synopsis is now available

On November 16-18, 2011, more than 550 people gathered in Bonn, Germany, to explore a visionary method of achieving sustainability through a groundbreaking conference called “The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus – Solutions for the Green Economy”.

As the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability stated in its recently published report “Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A future worth choosing”, “it is critical that we embrace a new nexus between food, water and energy rather than treating them in different “silos”. All three need to be fully integrated, not treated separately if we are to deal with the global food security crisis. It is time to embrace a second green revolution - an “ever-green revolution” - that doubles yields but builds on sustainability principles.”

In our interconnected world, sectoral “silos” are no longer acceptable ways to approach our targets, because solutions based only on one sector or discipline will unavoidably affect other sectors, whether by design or accident. As humanity looks to the June 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) for guidance and inspiration, the water-energy-food security nexus must be given a prominent role if viable and practical solutions are to be produced.

The Conference Synopsis, which was produced by OOSKAnews www.ooskanews.com, is an easy-to-read document summarizing the Conference highlights, enriched by quotes from high-level Conference participants; it also includes various case studies such as “India: Nexus leads to annual 9,6% GDP growth” or “New seawater greenhouse technology replenishes irrigation” to illustrate the Nexus approach and the Green Economy.

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Bonn2011 Nexus Conference

Bonn2011 Conference Synopsis

The Conference Synopsis was produced by OOSKAnews. It is an easy-to-read document summarizing the Conference highlights, enriched by quotes from high-level Conference participants; it also includes various case studies.

Further Reading

04 Oct 11

Third meeting of the German Advisory Group on 13 September

16 Jan 12

A new approach – the water, energy and food security nexus

26 Oct 11

The Global Water Partnership (GWP) has committed to support the Bonn2011 Nexus process at a regional level

NEXUS in the Media

17 Nov 11

Freshwater Action Network (FAN)

On 16, 17 and 18 November, many FAN members participated in the Bonn Nexus conference which examined the nexus of water, energy and food security in the run up to Rio+20 next year. This international conference was organised by the German Federal Government to examine the nexus of water, energy and food security.

05 Jun 12

Water for Food

Humanity is in a “race against time” to produce enough food to feed itself, hampered by a false sense of comfort that set in over the last few decades when food supplies generally outpaced demand, said a University of Nebraska-Lincoln agronomist who’s one of the world’s leading experts on feeding the world. Ken Cassman was one of several who reflected Friday on the final day of the fourth annual global Water for Food Conference, hosted by the Robert B. Daugherty Foundation at the University of Nebraska and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

23 Apr 12

The Peninsula (Qatar)

The three-day conference with the title ‘Water in the GCC States: The Water-Energy-Food Nexus’ and under the patronage of Minister of Energy and Industry H E Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada, will witness top officials from GCC and Arab and international water, energy, and food professionals.

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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