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Bonn2011 Nexus Conference

On November 16-18, 2011, as the result of a yearlong preparatory process, more than 550 people representing diverse stakeholder groups gathered in Bonn, Germany, to explore a visionary method of achieving sustainability through a ground-breaking conference called “The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus – Solutions for the Green Economy”.

The results and messages of this conference were the stepping stone for the discussions and a specific German contribution to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development "Rio2012".

Messages and Policy Papers

Bonn2011 Conference Synopsis
Resource  |   3 Mar 2012

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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.› more

Bonn2011 Nexus Conference Policy Recommendations
Resource  |  13 Feb 2012

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Solutions for a Green Economy› more

Messages from the Bonn2011 Nexus Conference
News  |  16 Jan 2012

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A new approach — the water, energy and food security nexus› more

Background

Background Paper "Understanding the Nexus" by SEI
Resource  |  27 Feb 2012

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This paper is the scientific background paper of the Bonn2011 Nexus Conference. It explains the Nexus and presents initial evidence for how a nexus approach can enhance water, energy and food security in a green economy by...› more

The development of "Understanding the Nexus" has been coordinated and led by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). Other main contributors were:

  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
  • Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)
  • TERI - The Energy and Resources Institute
  • World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
  • WWF