"Where is economic growth going to come from and who are the contenders for the next economic power house?"

Session at the WFES 2014 // "Where is economic growth going to come from and who are the contenders for the next economic power house?"

Can poverty alleviation be driven through energy and water security?

With continued signs that the BRIC countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China are facing a slow-down in investment and battling inflation, which countries are lining up to be the next economic power houses and how are they investing in energy?

Economies in Europe, USA and Japan appear to be off the critical list and tentatively starting to grow, but are they investing in sustainable energy technologies or sticking to carbon-intensive fuels? What are the energy opportunities for Africa from this shift away from the traditional economic powerhouses? Is the continent considered to be sufficiently stable and open for investment? What are the implications for the development agenda — can poverty alleviation be driven through energy and water security.


-James Cameron, Founder and Executive Chairman, Climate Change Capital, United Kingdom

-Philippe de Fontaine Vive Curtaz, Vice-President, European Investment Bank (EIB), Luxembourg

-Peggy Liu, Chairperson, JUCCCE, China

-Dimitris Tsitsiragoes, Vice President, International Finance Corporation, United States

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Conferences, Forums and Symposiums

Water Future Conference // Towards a Sustainable Water Future, 24 - 27th September 2019 Bengaluru, India

The conference will focus on the current state of Global Water resource challenges, future pathways and scenarios, and different technological, institutional solutions to accelerate the implementation of water-related Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda targets without leaving no one behind.

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Conferences, Forums and Symposiums

Nexus Conference // African Climate Risks Conference 2019

The African Climate Risks Conference (ACRC) is an open platform for sharing the latest African climate research among researchers, policy makers, practitioners and development partners. This years ACRC will be held from October 7 - 9 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The overarching theme is: Dismantling barriers to urgent climate change adaptation actions. One conference theme covers “Cross-cutting issues: water-energy-food-health nexus”.

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Nexus Event // Dresden Nexus Conference 2020

The Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC) is an international conference series dedicated to advancing research and the implementation of a Nexus Approach to resource management. By bringing together actors from a diverse range of disciplines and sectors, DNC fosters dialogue on how nexus thinking contributes to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The third Dresden Nexus Conference will take place on the 3 – 5 of June 2020 under the theme “Circular Economy in a...

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