Nexus News // Archive 2012

Pilot Testing of Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) Indicators for Sustainable Bioenergy in Colombia and Indonesia
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Pilot Testing of Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) Indicators for Sustainable Bioenergy in Colombia and Indonesia

GBEP endorsed a set of 24 relevant, practical, science-based, voluntary sustainability indicators for bioenergy. These indicators are intended to guide any analysis undertaken of bioenergy at the domestic level with a view to informing decision making and facilitating the sustainable development of bioenergy. The main objective of the project is to assess data availability and collection capacity, and tailor methodologies for measuring the indicators to country conditions.

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Carbon Neutral Water Utilities
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Carbon Neutral Water Utilities

This commitment will aim at helping water utilities around the world move towards carbon neutrality, by reducing water losses, improving energy efficiency and turning wastewater into an energy source.

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Ger Bergkamp, Regional Programmes Director, International Water Association (IWA)

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IWA (with likely involvement of BMU, GIZ and KfW)

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The Links Between Women, Energy and Increased Food Security <<-->> Policy Statement
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The Links Between Women, Energy and Increased Food Security <<-->> Policy Statement

This policy statement focuses on investments in women's access to energy and water to improve agricultural production, living conditions, food security, and boost national economies.

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Mabebe Wright, Regional Network Coordinator, ENERGIA Africa

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ENERGIA, International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy

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SIDA, Women's Major Group, WECF

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"Blue Planet" <<-->> Berlin Water Dialogues
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"Blue Planet" <<-->> Berlin Water Dialogues

This year Berlin has started a series of events called "Blue Planet — Berlin Water Dialogues". The issue of water is an umbrella under which the organisers integrate the other aspects of the Nexus and provide a platform for dialogue for stakeholders and experts across different sectors.

The aim of the initiative is to support and facilitate the process of leaving behind the silo thinking and hence to transport the Nexus perspective. The first dialogue took place in conjunction with the...

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Adopting a shared Vision of Wastewater Management

UNSGAB calls on Country Governments at UNCSD2012 to commit to strengthen their respective actions on pollution of freshwater by human activities by recognizing the linkages between wastewater, food and energy to ensure wastewater is used as a vital resource for development; adopting a shared vision of the ways to manage urban, industrial and agricultural wastewater including collection, treatment and reuse; taking steps to agree on targets related to wastewater management; and requesting the...

Green Week Berlin 2012
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Green Week Berlin 2012

 

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Friederich Wacker, Federal Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV)

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Policy Recommendations from the Bonn2011 Nexus Conference finalised
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Results // Policy Recommendations from the Bonn2011 Nexus Conference finalised

Now available online

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Reflections on the water, energy and food security nexus
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Nexus in the Media // Reflections on the water, energy and food security nexus

To allocate scarce resources efficiently, it is vital to understand the inter-dependencies between the distinct areas of water, energy and food, says Joppe Cramwinckel

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Messages from the Bonn2011 Nexus Conference
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Bonn2011 // Messages from the Bonn2011 Nexus Conference

A new approach — the water, energy and food security nexus

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Overview of the Announced Initiatives
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Outcome Initiatives // Overview of the Announced Initiatives

The Bonn2011 Nexus Conference successfully established several concrete Outcome Initiatives.

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