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Bonn2011 Nexus Conference


Thu 17 Nov 2011



Hall F & G

Hot topic session 12

Managing the Nexus for Green Growth

Session Conveners

  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • World Economic Forum


The world’s food, water and energy resources are experiencing significant stress. The highly interlinked nature of these resources presents a particular challenge because we need integrated approaches that are coordinated among diverse stakeholders, many of whom lack the incentives or institutional structures required for effective action. In this high-level session, policymakers and experts will discuss frameworks for managing the Water, Energy and Food Nexus in the push for sustainable economic growth. They will explore concrete cases of innovative management of the Nexus that have driven economic and social development. Policy recommendations to foster good practices will be further discussed along with the conditions that could enable a transformation in the way resources are managed. The session will also highlight the linkages between the Nexus and economic policies (such as trade, and the productivity of water uses) from a green growth perspective.



  • Dominic Waughray, Senior Director, Head of Environmental Initiatives, World Economic Forum


  • Olivier Bommelaer, Head of Unit, General Directorate for Sustainable Development, Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing, France
  • Julia Bucknall, Sector Manager, Water Department, World Bank
  • Xavier Leflaive, Principal Administrator, OECD Environment Directorate
  • Helen Mountford, Deputy Director, Environment Directorate, OECD
  • Mike Muller, Commissioner, National Planning Commission, South Africa
  • Martin Stuchtey, Director, McKinsey & Company

Discussion leaders for roundtables

  • Carl Ganter, Managing Director, Circle of Blue
  • Mina Guli, Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer, Peony Capital
  • Helen Mountford, Deputy Director, Environment Directorate, OECD
  • Jeff Seabright, Vice-President, Environment and Water Resources, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Martin Stuchtey, Director, McKinsey & Company
  • David Zetland, Senior Water Economist, Wageningen University

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Conference Programme


Bonn2011 Nexus Conference Programme


  • 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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