Nexus in the Media // Archive 2012

Climate: Why women are the agents of change
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United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) // Climate: Why women are the agents of change

Together with the Rockefeller Foundation, the UN Climate Change secretariat has launched a new initiative to recognize the critical role of women in fighting climate change: "Momentum for Change: Women for Results." "Women have the power to make a major difference. They are at the nexus between food, water and energy. This nexus is both the challenge and the solution to climate change, and we need to ensure women's leadership in bringing about the solutions," said UNFCCC Executive Secretary...

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Strong UAE Participation in COP18 in Qatar
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Khaleej Times // Strong UAE Participation in COP18 in Qatar

Delegates from 150 countries will assemble in Doha, Qatar for the 18th Conference of Parties (COP18) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The United Arab Emirates will be an active participant, giving its full support to the government of Qatar in ensuring a successful outcome to the Conference.

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Arabs can become Modern Energy Leaders
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The Daily Star (Lebanon) // Arabs can become Modern Energy Leaders

"The Arab world might have some of the most energy ineffecient countries in the world, but if they use their natural and human resources to their advantage they can become leaders in modern energy", Nabil Habayeb, CEO of General Electric for the MENA region believes at the annual conference of teh Arab Forum for Environment and Development.

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UN High-Level Panel Propose New Roadmap for Water, Sanitation
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OOSKA News // UN High-Level Panel Propose New Roadmap for Water, Sanitation

The African Union and the United Nations Secretary General's Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB) are convening a High-level African Dialogue on the Water-Food-Energy Nexus in Nairobi, Kenya on November 29, 2012. The High-Level Dialogue brings together representatives from governments, businesses, civil society and academia to discuss a way forward for realizing the nexus in Africa.

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Global Creating Shared Value Forum 2012
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The GSV Forum 2012 in New Delhi/India on 5 November 2012 brought together opinion leaders from South Asia and beyond to discuss the role business in society, nutrition, water and rural development. This video contains the session on "Water, energy, food security".

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The Stress Nexus: Ensuring Water, Food and Energy Security
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Earth & Industry // The Stress Nexus: Ensuring Water, Food and Energy Security

Last year, Shell released Signals and Signposts, which analyzed long-term energy scenarios and concluded that we are in an era of volatile transitions at the economic, political and social levels. The stresses building in our global systems, such as water, food and energy production, will make industrial and social transformations inevitable. We must acknowledge the links between these stresses and "connect the dots," before it is too late.

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Experts Explore the Crucial Need for Water Efficiency as World Population Soars
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American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) // Experts Explore the Crucial Need for Water Efficiency as World Population Soars

Energy, water, and food are intrinsically connected, and figuring out how to increase availability of one without compromising access to the others will be a demanding policy challenge as global population heads toward 9 billion by 2050, three resource specialists agreed in a wide-ranging discussion at AAAS.

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Going Green? - 12 Ways to Reduce Your Impact on the Food, Water and Energy Nexus
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ecoCENTRIC // Going Green? - 12 Ways to Reduce Your Impact on the Food, Water and Energy Nexus

In the US and around the world, our food, water and energy systems are under tremendous strain (e.g. drought and its impact on all three) and are often in conflict with one another where they intersect - the nexus. Poor policy making and reckless management of resources are partly responsible, but so too are the everyday choices we make as consumers. - There are countless ways through which we as individuals can lessen our impact on the earth. While the range of options is long and can be...

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Desert Dreams: Can the Middle Eastern Country of Qatar Learn to Feed Itself?
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TIME // Desert Dreams: Can the Middle Eastern Country of Qatar Learn to Feed Itself?

From seeding clouds with rain-inducing particles to erecting a wall of trees against the advancing Sahara Desert, scientists have long sought to answer the challenge of growing crops in drought-struck lands. Drylands account for 41% of the world's land surface and are home to more than two billion people. Those numbers, combined with fears that climate change will exacerbate what could become a chronic global foodcrisis as global population grows, has sparked new interest in turning the world's...

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Global Agriculture: Groundwater levels are sinking rapidly
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SPIEGEL online // Global Agriculture: Groundwater levels are sinking rapidly

The world population is growing - and with it the demand for food. However, intense agricultural use of land leads to groundwater levels sinking dangerously in many regions of the world, according to a new study.

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