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UNECE Global Workshop on the Water-Food-Energy Ecosystems Nexus

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

With the adoption of the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it is clear that as the SDGs on energy, food security, water and ecosystems ─ and beyond ─ are closely interlinked and there are trade-offs involved. Therefore, an intersectoral  (nexus) approach is required to support dialogue about the impacts, priorities and choices related to progress in different areas of sustainable development.   

Coordination between the resource sectors and cooperation between the riparian countries in transboundary basins where impacts of sectoral management can spread from one country to another is complex but necessary.

The aim of this workshop is not only to review what is the current understanding and practical application of the nexus concept, but also to discuss possible management responses in the light of expectations from Governments as well as from organizations for transboundary cooperation, notably river basin organizations.
The working languages will be English, French, Russian and Spanish.

The workshop is a part of the area of work on the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus.  

Participation and registration

  • Date: 6 December 2016
  • Time: 10:00 am.
  • Venue: 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 infos and background papers www.unece.org

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