Workshops

EMG Nexus Dialogues Series // Realising the Sustainable Development Goals - Integrating the Environment and Health Agendas into Policies for Urban Settings

The fourth EMG (UN Environment Management Group) Nexus Dialogue to be held on 3 Dec 2017 in Nairobi willbring UN agencies and other stakeholders closer together in identifying further synergies and partnerships at the intersection of the different goals, and subsequently supporting the implementation of the environmental dimension of the 2030 Agenda in a more coherent and collaborative manner.

The fourth EMG Nexus Dialogue will consist of two segments:

  • Technical Segment (December 3rd, 2017, 11:00 – 13:15)
  • High Level Segment (December 3rd, 2017, 14:00 – 16:00)

During the Technical Segment, through presentations and short discussions, attendees will focus on the integration of environment and health policies in urban settings; the interlinkages between the environment and health agendas in the SDGs in addressing urban pollution; and, the existing partnerships and collaboration at the city, national and global levels on the themes of air, water and solid waste pollution.  

The High Level Segment will build upon the outcomes of the presentations and technical discussions, to explore partnerships for integrating the environment and health agendas into policies for urban settings. The panellists will share their perspectives on issues requiring further action.  

Where and when

United Nations Office
Gigiri Complex
Nairobi
Kenya

3 Dec 2017

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Hydropower

Conference // Water Storage and Hydropower Development for Africa

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Hydropower

Session at EGU General Assembly 2019 // Hydropower and Other Renewable Energy Sources: Integration and Planning amid the Water-Energy Nexus

The transition to a low-carbon economy and programs of nuclear power phase-out will require the development of innovative methods to integrate renewable sources of energy while minimizing the additional pressure on closely connected ecosystems. This session at the EGU General Assembly 2019 solicits contributions that describe, characterize, or model distributed renewable energy sources at different spatial and temporal scales that are relevant for the electricity systems, their interactions,...

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Hydropower

Session at EGU General Assembly 2019 // Sustainable Water Storage for Food and Energy Production

Superficial water storage is essential to sustain and stabilize water supply, food and energy production, reduce hydro-climatological hazards, and adapt to climate change. Synergistic approaches to respond to both food and energy needs and an integrated management of water are essential to respond to the WEF Nexus, in particular to attain the Sustainable Development Goals 2, 6 and 7. In that sense, dams and reservoirs play a major role in socio-economic development and presently we witness a...

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