World Water Forum 2018 - Brazil

Pavilion Event at WWF8 // Understanding the Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems Nexus for Development Cooperation

The session will kick off with a brief introduction on the benefits, challenges and new perspectives of a Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus in development cooperation. Keynote speakers from three of the key actors in the European Commission will present the practical needs regarding WEFE Nexus implementation and the role of research, international aid and the environment. The discussion will be oriented on analyzing opportunities as identified by a position paper under development, and to consider from a donor’s perspective how the WEFE Nexus can be used as an analytical framework and policy design principle in the context of countries sharing natural resources and SDG agendas.

Where and When

Portuguese Pavilion, 8th World Water Forum Expo & Fair, 
National Mané Garrincha Stadium

21 March 2018
9.00 - 10.30 am

Main Speakers

  • Portuguese Ministry of Environment  
    -  Welcoming Words
  • Joanna Drake, Deputy Director General, DG ENV  
    -  High-Level Address
  • Jolita Butkeviciene, Director for Latin America, DG DEVCO (tbc)  
    -  EC WEFE Nexus Regional Dialogues
  • Cesar Carmona-Moreno, WEFE4Dev Project Leader, DG JRC  
    -  EC WEFE Nexus Position Paper
  • James Dalton, Coordinator, IUCN Global Water Programme  
    -  What is the Nexus? A scene setter
  • Blanca Jimenez-Cisneros, Director, Division of UNESCO Water Sciences and Secretary of IHP 
    - Water Science contributing to WEFE Nexus policy and practice

Panel

  • Representatives from EU Member Countries
  • EC Nexus Regional Dialogues pilot countries
  • Contributing experts to the Position Paper
  • UNECE Nexus Assessments countries

Moderator: James Dalton, IUCN

Co-Conveners

  • Ministry of Environment of Portugal
  • European Commission’s Directorate-General for Environment (DG ENV)
  • Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO)
  • Directorate-General Joint Research Centre (DG JRC)

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