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UNECE 4th Task Force Meeting on the Water-Food-Energy Ecoysystems Nexus

The fourth meeting Task Force on the Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus will take place in the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 8 December 2016 back to back with the global workshop on Assessments of the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus and response measures in transboundary basins (Geneva, 6-7 December 2016) , under the leadership of the Government of Finland, with the support of the UNECE secretariat.

The meeting aims to discuss, plan and provide guidance to the implementation of the activities on the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus under the programme of work for 2016-2018 of the Water Convention.  In particular, the status of the on-going basin assessments will be reviewed and possible follow up actions to assessments already carried out discussed. Gaps in knowledge and possible strategic directions for future nexus work under the Water Convention with partners will be reflected on with insights from partners.

The working languages will be English, French, Russian and Spanish.

Participation and registration

  • Date: 8 December 2016
  • Time: n.n.
  • Venue: Salle XI, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Delegates attending the meeting are requested to register by 22 November 2016 using the following link: www2.unece.org/uncdb/app/ext/meeting-registration


We recommend using Internet Explorer browser for the online meeting registration. In case of difficulties please refer to the user manual or contact the secretariat by e-mail (water.convention@unece.org)
Since Switzerland is part of the Schengen area, visa applications may take 5 weeks. Participants requiring a visa are therefore invited to register as soon as possible and start the visa application procedure at least 5 weeks in advance.

Financial support

Eligible participants from countries with economies in transition and developing countries may apply for financial support to facilitate their participation in the meeting. Applications for financial support should be submitted to the UNECE secretariat (water.convention@unece.org) as soon as possible, but not later than 21 October 2016 using the financial support request form which needs to be duly signed. No application will be accepted after this deadline.

More info and background material www.unece.org

 

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