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Conference // Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

Start of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

In an effort to tackle the world's pressing issues in energy, water and environment, the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week from 13 to 17 January 2013, aims to be the largest gathering on sustainability in the Middle East.

The open platform for collaboration and partnership will bring together more than 30,000 anticipated participants from over 150 countries, such as governments, policy makers, globally recognized NGO's, representatives of the private sector, academics and many other stakeholders. Key themes to be addressed are the business, technology and financial challenges that the global community is facing when fostering sustainable development focusing on investments and partnerships that can deliver real world solutions.

The Sustainability Week will be composed of these conferences and activities:

18-19 January

The Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

{http://www.irena.org/adsw/index.aspx|IRENA Website}

20 January

The Seventh Annual World Future Energy Summit (WFES)

{http://www.worldfutureenergysummit.com/|WFES Website}

20 January

The International Water Summit (IWS)

{http://iwsabudhabi.com/portal/home.aspx|IWS Website}

20 January

The Annual Awards Ceremony for the Zayed Future Energy Prize 2014

{https://www.zayedfutureenergyprize.com/en/|Zayed Future Energy Prize Website}

among many others.

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Climate Change

Nexus Blog // Understanding the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in a warming Climate

In this article, the authors explore what the WEF Nexus is, how to minimize trade-offs and maximise co-benefits within it, and what opportunities it offers to address the challenges of a changing climate. They further draw on ongoing research in Tanzania’s Rufiji River Basin – a case that exemplifies key issues in the WEF nexus – where ambitious development plans cut across several sectors and could be severely limited by future climate change.

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Dresden Nexus Conference DNC2020

Call for Abstracts // Dresden Nexus Conference 2020

The call for abstracts for the upcoming Dresden Nexus Conference 2020 is now open! The Dresden Nexus Conference is an international conference series dedicated to advancing research on and the implementation of a Nexus Approach to environmental resource management and to fostering dialogue on how nexus thinking contributes to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Research

Call for Nexus Research Proposals // Call with South Africa on Water-Energy-Food Nexus

This call marks the start of a new cooperation programme with the South African National Research Foundation (NRF) and falls under the Merian Fund. The programme aims to further stimulate joint, impact-oriented research between Dutch and South African researchers. The first call for proposals focuses on the WEF nexus within major societal challenges. The deadline for submission is 26 September 2019.

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