Global Conference on Rural Energy Access: A Nexus Approach to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication
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Global Conference // Global Conference on Rural Energy Access: A Nexus Approach to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication

This conference is part of the follow up to the 2012 Conference on Sustainable Development or Rio+20.

The main objective of the Conference is to provide an opportunity to strengthen capacities on policy, technical and entrepreneurial approaches to rural energy access for eradicating poverty and promoting sustainable development in rural communities.

Conference Objectives

Promoting dialogue among practitioners, experts, donors and policy-makers to facilitate closer cooperation on rural energy access;

Assessing potential integrated policy options to address rural energy and to identify synergies that can be realized from the links between energy and other development factors including health, education, economic growth, gender, water and food security;

Discussing ways to apply models and practices to allow the scaling up of the use of clean cookstoves and stand-alone renewable energy systems;

Identifying best practices and lessons learned and sharing international and country-level experiences in rural energy-access development;

Assisting participants in identifying relevant renewable energy products, systems and services for rural communities; and

Supporting the Rio+20 follow-up process and the post-2015 development agenda.

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Governance

Nexus Principles // The Water, Energy and Food security Nexus Principles

The Water-Energy-Food security Nexus Principles guide towards the application, implementation and operationalisation of the Water-Energy-Food security Nexus (WEF Nexus) approach in different contexts. The Principles were developed by practitioners based on their experience and grounded in research.

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Research

Publication // Beyond hydropower: towards an integrated solution for water, energy and food security in South Asia

By Rasul, G., Neupane, N., Hussain, A., & Pasakhala, B. (2019). This article provides an overview of current WEF-resource challenges in South Asia, and delivers potential angles for improvements that could be derived by implementing the Nexus approach, with a focus on hydroelectrial power and development of waterways. This is an excerpt of the original article, which can be accessed below.

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Governance

Publication // Mainstreaming the Water-Energy-Food Nexus through nationally determined contributions (NDCs): the case of Brazil

By Paim, M. A., Salas, P., Lindner, S., Pollitt, H., Mercure, J. F., Edwards, N. R., & Viñuales, J. E. (2020). This article gives insight into what role the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) of the 2015 Paris agreement might play in furthering the Nexus approach in Brazil. This is an excerpt of the original article, which can be accessed below.

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