CANCELLED: "Nexus 2015: Water, Food, Climate and Energy Conference", Chapel Hill/USA

Conference // CANCELLED: "Nexus 2015: Water, Food, Climate and Energy Conference", Chapel Hill/USA

On 18 Feb 2015, the hosts of the event, The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and collaborators, announced that this conference, one of the leading nexus events of the year, has been cancelled due to very low registration.

The Conference was meant to bring together scientists and practitioners working in government, civil society and business, and other stakeholders to focus on how and why the nexus approach could be used on local and international levels.

Side Event Requests

The conference is now accepting side event requests at {}. While event themes will be determined by the organizers, they should be related to the conference themes:

-Sustainable and Resilient Development at a Local Level

-Transboundary, National and Local Nexus Governance

-Corporate Stewardship of the Nexus

-Financing in a Nexus World

-Sustainable Agriculture

-Water Stress, Vulnerability, and Health

-Managing Resources: Optimizing Co-Demands

Attendance Registration

Attendance registration has also been opened at {}

The main plenary sessions of the conference will be:

-Science of the Nexus

-Governing the Nexus Globally, Nationally and Locally

-No regrets: Health & the Nexus

-Corporate Stewardship for the Nexus

-Partnerships for the Nexus


Confirmed speakers include:

-Hans R. Herren, President & CEO Millennium Institute and 2013 Right Livelihood Award winner

-Kitty Vander-Heijden, Director of World Resources Institute's Europe Office and former Netherlands Sustainable Development Ambassador

-Johan Kuylenstierna, Executive Director of Stockholm Environmental Institute

-Derek Osborn President of Stakeholder Forum and former Chair of the preparatory process for Rio+5

-Gavin Powers Deputy Head UN Global Compact

-Steve Waygood Head of Sustainability Research and Engagement, AVIVA



The organisers plan on producing multiple outputs as a result of the Nexus Conference. These include:

-Nexus Declaration input to the SDG process: Participants will be able to input to the redraft of the 2014 Nexus Declaration. This will be updated in time for the Sustainable Development Goals and Targets which will be discussed the week following on the 23rd to the 27th of March.

Current Declaration at {}

-Draft Nexus Principles for companies: As indicated last year, in an effort to make the Nexus practical this will be available for input and will hopefully have an impact on how companies address the Nexus.

-Draft Guidance for governments: To help kick off the discussion within government departments we will have a draft for input to.

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