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In Preparation of Rio+20

06 Jun 12

Rio+20 Dialogues: “Vote for the Future You Want”

The Rio Dialogues have set up a website to vote which challenges are most urgent and which solution approaches are most promising.

The ballot lists the ten topics of the Sustainable Development Dialogues, or Rio+20 Dialogues, each containing 10 recommendations.


To vote, go to vote.riodialogues.org

About the Rio Dialogues

The Sustainable Development Dialogues, also known as the Rio+20 Dialogues, an undertaking of the Brazilian Government with the support of the UN, is a pioneering initiative expressly designed to create a direct channel for civil society to increase and improve global participation in Rio+20 and in international conferences in general.

During these Dialogues, held from June 16 to June 19, experts and stakeholders from civil society will gather to determine which recommendations should be submitted directly to the Heads of State and Government at the High-Level Segment of the Rio+20 Conference.

Related News


The Rio+20 Summit is less than a month away. Policymakers and civil society representatives have been advocating for the inclusion of the nexus approach in “The Future We Want”, the outcome document of the negotiations — by Olimar Maisonet-Guzmán

Further Reading

08 Dec 11

A satellite initiative of the Bonn2011 Nexus Conference

03 Oct 11

Why attempts to ensure water, food and energy security should focus on innovative bottom-up strategies rather than large multipurpose projects

12 May 12

Needs for affordable and clean energy, for water in adequate quantity and quality, and for food security will increasingly be the central challenges for humanity:these needs are strongly linked.

NEXUS in the Media

03 Mar 12

Rural21 – The International Journal for Rural Development

11 Jan 12

BBC News

28 Feb 13

The Guardian

Food, water and energy are in short supply, but attempts to secure one of these resources often negatively affects the others. At a series of debates on the problem, Tim Smedley discovers ‘nexus thinking’ could be the solution.

15 Apr 13

Huffington Post

“Global Trends 2030” a report by the National Intelligence Council (NIC) predicts that one of the four megatrends will be the “Food, Water, Energy Nexus.”


  • 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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