"What works at the nexus? New connections in food, energy, water and environment", London/UK
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The Nexus Network // "What works at the nexus? New connections in food, energy, water and environment", London/UK

Inaugural conference of the Nexus Network

The new network's inaugural conference will be will be held in London and will be a chance for all Network members to meet, hear high-profile keynote speakers, discuss nexus challenges from a variety of perspectives, and find out about possibilities for collaboration. Professor Ian Boyd, (Chief Scientific Advisor at the Department for Food Environment and Rural Affairs) is currently confirmed as a keynote speaker, with more to follow shortly.

This is an opportunity for you to meet other network members, hear high-profile keynote speakers, discuss nexus challenges from a variety of perspectives, and find out about possibilities for collaboration.

The event is free but we do ask you to register to secure your place as we expect to be oversubscribed. If you are not able to come in person, we hope to webcast the event to allow you to take part- more details to follow.

 

AGENDA

09:30

Registration and coffee

10:00

Navigating the nexus

-Prof. James Wilsdon, Director, The Nexus Network (chair & introduction)

-Keynote:

Prof. Ian Boyd, Chief Scientific Adviser, Defra

Panel:

-Prof. Lyla Mehta, Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies

-Prof. Ian Bateman, Professor of Environmental Sciences & Director, CSERGE, University of East Anglia

-Dr Jake Reynolds, Director of Business Platforms, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

11:15

Coffee break

11:45

The business of the nexus

-Dr Gemma Cranston, Programme Manager, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (chair)

-Anna Swaithes, Head of Water and Food Security Policy, SABMiller

-Damian Crilly, Manager, Environment & Business, Environment Agency

-Adrian Greet, Mars

13:00

Lunch with poster session for small projects and thinkpieces

14:00

Governing the nexus

-Prof. Jane Elliott, Chief Executive, ESRC (Chair & introduction)

Panel:

-Dr Gemma Harper, Defra Chief Social Researcher and Deputy Director of Evidence & Analysis

-Prof. Michael Bradshaw, Professor of Global Energy, Warwick Business School

-Prof. Quentin Grafton, Professor of Economics & Director of the Centre for Water Economics, Environment and Policy (CWEEP), Australian National University

-Dr Heide Hackmann, Executive Director, International Social Science Council

15:15

Tea break

15:45

The global politics of the nexus

-Dr Rose Cairns, Network Coordinator, The Nexus Network (chair)

Keynote:

-Prof. Jacqueline McGlade, Chief Scientist, United Nations Environment Programme

-Thomas Lingard, Global Advocacy Director, Unilever

-Prof. Andy Stirling, Professor of Science & Technology Policy, University of Sussex & Co-Director of ESRC STEPS Centre

-Nick Hildyard, The Corner House (tbc)

17:15

Closing remarks

-Martin Cooke, Chair, The Nexus Network Advisory Group

-Prof. James Wilsdon, Director, The Nexus Network

17:30

Drinks reception and close

Registration

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