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Sessions, Panels and Side Events

Exhibition at Saxonian Sustainability Conference // UNU-FLORES Nexus Approach Exhibition

The Nexus Approach Exhibition will be displayed in the lobby of the Opera House during the Conference. It will provide participants with an overview of an integrated approach to environmental resources management as advocated at UNU-FLORES. The Nexus Approach can help boost our efforts to achieve the SDGs by enhancing our understanding of the sophisticated and complex linkages in the natural world and by encouraging us to take all these interconnections into consideration in our projects.

Where and when


29 Nov 2018


  • Sächsische Hans-Carl-von-Carlowitz-Gesellschaft e. V. zur Förderung der Nachhaltigkeit
  • CivixX – Werkstatt für Zivilgesellschaft
  • Sächsische Landesstiftung Natur und Umwelt

About Saxonian Sustainability Conference

The Hans-Carl-von-Carlowitz Society organises the annual Saxonian Sustainability Conference. The aim of this conference series is to advance the ideas and legacy of Carlowitz and trigger practical action for sustainability. On the occasion of this conference, the Hans-Carl-von-Carlowitz Sustainability Award is awarded to personalities who have impacted politics and society in pursuit of sustainability. Find out more about the past conferences and award winners here.

This year’s conference focuses on strategies for the sustainable use of soil, water, and waste considering climate neutrality. In addition, breakout groups will discuss how we can turn knowledge into action through education, inspiration, and mobilisation.

During the conference, the Hans-Carl-von-Carlowitz Sustainability Award will be presented in the categories “National” and “International” to Hannes Jaennicke and Du Schaozhong, respectively. UNU-FLORES Director, Prof. Edeltraud Guenther, will moderate a roundtable between the awardees.

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Conferences, Forums and Symposiums

Nexus Event // Dialogue on “The Status of Water-Energy-Food Nexus in South Africa”

The Water Research Commission (WRC) has identified the WEF nexus as one of its focus “lighthouse” areas and invites to a dialogue on status of the WEF Nexus in South Africa on the 22. February 2019.

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Conference // Water Storage and Hydropower Development for Africa

The connection of energy and water is most obvious in electricity generation through hydropower. Plus dams have an important impact on the environemtn, on water availability upstream and downstream, and thus on food production and food security. The AFRICA 2019 conference will bring together industry professionals in Namibia, a country with a variety of dams, to discuss water and energy issues relevant to Africa.

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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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