Rio+20 Dialogues: "Vote for the Future You Want"

In Preparation of Rio+20 // Rio+20 Dialogues: "Vote for the Future You Want"

The Rio Dialogues have set up a website to vote which challenges are most urgent and which solution approaches are most promising.

The ballot lists the ten topics of the Sustainable Development Dialogues, or Rio+20 Dialogues, each containing 10 recommendations.


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About the Rio Dialogues

The Sustainable Development Dialogues, also known as the Rio+20 Dialogues, an undertaking of the Brazilian Government with the support of the UN, is a pioneering initiative expressly designed to create a direct channel for civil society to increase and improve global participation in Rio+20 and in international conferences in general.

During these Dialogues, held from June 16 to June 19, experts and stakeholders from civil society will gather to determine which recommendations should be submitted directly to the Heads of State and Government at the High-Level Segment of the Rio+20 Conference.

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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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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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