Nexus Calendar // Archive 2014

"The Future of Results Based Finance: Measuring Environmental and Social Impacts Beyond Carbon", Zurich/Switzerland
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The Gold Standard Foundation 2014 // "The Future of Results Based Finance: Measuring Environmental and Social Impacts Beyond Carbon", Zurich/Switzerland

The Gold Standard Foundation 2014 Conference is striving to shed light on the most critical developments in climate and development policy and finance. The water-energy-food nexus perspective will be part of this conference.

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Landscape Management Approaches to Integrate Water, Food, and Energy: Scaling up through the Landscapes for People, Food, and Nature Initiative
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Side Event at the Nexus Conference // Landscape Management Approaches to Integrate Water, Food, and Energy: Scaling up through the Landscapes for People, Food, and Nature Initiative

Convened by EcoAgriculture Partners. This side event will introduce participants to the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative (LPFN). This global Initiative, led by nine Co-organizers (including civil society, research, intergovernmental and Government entities), advances and supports integrated approaches to landscape management, promoting pathways for sustainable development that simultaneously address the full set of needs from the rural land base, including climate-resilient...

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Workshop on the proposed projects on the effects of climate, land use and urbanization on water resources - Maputo, Mozambique
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Workshop // Workshop on the proposed projects on the effects of climate, land use and urbanization on water resources - Maputo, Mozambique

The city of Beira is considered to be heavily hit by climate change. In fact the worst hit city in Africa, therefore it was picked for a project on the effects of climate, land use and urbanization on water resources in the city of Beira took place in the capital of Mozambique, Maputo

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Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the Asia-Pacific Ring of Fire
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Side Event at the Nexus Conference // Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the Asia-Pacific Ring of Fire

Convened by The Research Institute for Humanity and Nature. This side event at the Nexus Conference at Chapel Hill will present the recently launched five-year project "Human-environmental security in the Asia-Pacific Ring of Fire: water-energy-food nexus" led by the RIHN in Japan was launched in 2013. The objective of this project is to maximize human-environmental security (minimize the risk) by choosing policies and management structures that optimize water-energy-food connections in...

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Land and Soil at the Nexus: The need for targets embedded in the SDGs
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Side Event at the Nexus Conference // Land and Soil at the Nexus: The need for targets embedded in the SDGs

Convened by UNCCD and IASS. Soil and land degradation poses a great challenge for sustainable development. The world is losing approximately 24 billion tons of fertile top soil every year because of wind or water erosion. The development of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and a Post-2015 framework offers the opportunity to place soils and land on the global development agenda.

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The Role of Ecosystems in Optimizing Water, Energy and Food Infrastructure
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Side Event at the Nexus Conference // The Role of Ecosystems in Optimizing Water, Energy and Food Infrastructure

Convened by IUCN, IWA and UNEP. The ecosystem services provided by natural infrastructure underpin water, energy and food security. The services provided by forests, wetlands and floodplains support and complement engineered water, energy and food infrastructure. Without healthy ecosystems in well-functioning watersheds, the infrastructure built for irrigation, hydropower or municipal water supply does not function sustainably and is unlikely to achieve the economic returns necessary to justify...

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Water, Energy, and Food Nexus Tool: Strengthening the Interface between Science and Policy Communities
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Side Event at the Nexus Conference // Water, Energy, and Food Nexus Tool: Strengthening the Interface between Science and Policy Communities

Convened by Texas A&M University and Qatar National Food Security Program. With global population growing over 7 billion, accompanied by escalating economic crises, mismanagement of natural resources, climatic changes and uncertainties, and growing poverty and hunger, the world is living in a critical period defined by global challenges. These challenges are linked with social, economic, and political risks and unrest that present and future generations face.

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"Water-Plant-Energy-Food Nexus in Two Arid Tropical Regions: Australian and Omani Experience", Oman
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Symposium // "Water-Plant-Energy-Food Nexus in Two Arid Tropical Regions: Australian and Omani Experience", Oman

Organised by the College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences at Sultan Qaboos University and the University of Sydney.

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Workshop on Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus Assessment in the Sava River Basin
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Workshop // Workshop on Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus Assessment in the Sava River Basin

This workshop, financially supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the Environment and Security Initiative, focusses on cross sectoral challenges on policy making in the transregional river basin of the Sava river.

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"No Impact Week" at ADB 2014
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Commitment // "No Impact Week" at ADB 2014

ADB is holding its 2nd No Impact Week from 22 February to 2 March to encourage personnel to transform their work and personal lifestyles to lessen their impact on the planet and our communities.

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