Felix Dodds: "This is a unique conference"
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Interview // Felix Dodds: "This is a unique conference"

Interview with Felix Dodds, Executive Director of Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future

In this video interview Mr. Dodds describes three factors making the Bonn2011 Nexus Conference a unique event. In this context he emphasizes the successful role of the German Federal Government on several previous international conferences in Bonn focussing on the development of dialogue based creative solutions for complex challenges and moving them on to the global scale. Due to the cross sectoral nature of water and its prerequisite for economic activities Mr. Dodds considers the water issue as crucial for the Green Economy debate related to Rio plus 20. Therefore he concludes that without water there is no economy and there will be no Green Economy either.

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//The video-interview was produced on the second meeting of the International Steering Committee (ISC) from 30 to 31 of March 2011 in Bonn.

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