"Energy Access and the Nexus with Water and Food", Milano/Italy

Conference // "Energy Access and the Nexus with Water and Food", Milano/Italy

In the perspective of an integrated approach to resource management, energy is closely linked to other resources, in particular water and food. Availability and security of water, energy and food can be achieved through an integrated approach. This conference represents an high level opportunity to discuss on these topics.

International cooperation is nowadays considered an essential element for the promotion of global energy strategies that can meet the four main dimensions of sustainability: economic, environmental, social and institutional. Politecnico di Milano and Enel Foundation jointly organize this international conference to serve as high-level platform for networking and scientific exchange in the field.

Scientific Program

December 4, 2013

8.45-9.00 Registration

9.00-9.30 Welcome

-Giovanni Azzone, Rector, Politecnico di Milano

-Fulvio Conti, ENEL CEO

-Giampio Bracchi, President, Fondazione Politecnico di Milano


Beyond 2015: a perspective on sustainable energy for all

Key note speeches

-Current challenges in the global energy sector

Roberto Bocca, Head of Energy Industries, World Economic Forum

-A perspective on sustainable energy for all toward 2050

Koffi Ekouevi, World Bank Group

Coffee and Tea break


Presentation of the conference and its rationale

-Emanuela Colombo, UNESCO Chair in Energy for Sustainable Development - Politecnico di Milano


Energy Access, Human Rights and Equity — SESSION I


Romain Murenzi, The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)


-Marco Baroni, International Energy Agency (IEA)

-Diego Masera, UNIDO

-Pippo Ranci Ortigosa, Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER)

-Shonali Pachauri, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

-Karan Sehgal, IFAD

-Kenneth A. Yongabi, Catholic University of Cameroon

Light Lunch break


Energy for productive usage, new markets and local development - SESSION II


Ignacio Pérez-Arriaga, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


-Toby Couture, Renewable Energy, IFOK

-Mark Howells, Department of Energy Technology - KTH Stockholm

-John Humphrey, Earth Institute at Columbia University

-Liudmila Studenikina, Institute of Geopolitics and energy security of Russia — Gubkin University Moscow

-Massimo Tavoni, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei

December 5, 2013


The Nexus: Energy, Water, and Food — SESSION III


Emanuela Colombo, Politecnico di Milano

Mariano Morazzo, Enel Foundation

Case Studies:

-Alessandro Flammini, FAO Roma

-Pippa Howard, Flora & Fauna International

-Jan-Christoph Kuntze, Department of Water, Energy, Transport - GIZ

-Maria Cristina Rulli, DICA- Politecnico di Milano

-Chao Zhang, School of Economics and Management, Tongji University

Coffee and Tea break


-Thomas Alfstad, Department of Nuclear Energy - IAEA

-Damien Conaré, UNESCO Chair in World Food Systems, Montpellier SupAgro

-Carlo Giupponi, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia

-Patrick Luccioni, EDF HELP

-Michela Miletto, WWAP UNESCO

-Hani Sewilam, UNESCO Chair in Water Management - AACHEN University

-Guido Zolezzi, UNESCO Chair in Engineering for Human and Sustainable Development, University of Trento

Final messaged from the conference

-Romain Murenzi, Chair Person Session I

-Ignacio Pérez-Arriaga, Chair Person Session II

-Emanuela Colombo and Mariano Morazzo, Chair Persons Session III

-Fabio Inzoli, Head of Department of Energy - Politecnico di Milano

-Alessandro Costa, Director of Enel Foundation

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