The Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC) is an international conference series dedicated to advancing research and the implementation of a Nexus Approach to resource management. By bringing together actors from a diverse range of disciplines and sectors, DNC fosters dialogue on how nexus thinking contributes to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The third Dresden Nexus Conference will take place on the 3 – 5 of June 2020 under the theme “Circular Economy in a Sustainable Society”.
The Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC) series is dedicated to advancing a Nexus Approach to natural resource management. DNC is organised by the United Nations University (UNU-FLORES), the Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden), and the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER).
3 – 5 of June 2020
Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Lingnerplatz 1, 01069 Dresden, Germany
Circular Economy in a Sustainable Society
DNC2020 aims to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable economy by focusing on identifying and discussing the concepts that nexus thinking offers to support the transition towards a circular economy. A detailed description of the thematic scope can be found in the Concept Note.
The Organisers are developing a diverse programme, including a variety of both conventional and modern session formats to engage with the conference topic, with high-level keynote speakers sharing their insights. Sessions with contributions from international experts will provide a more in-depth look at nexus-oriented strategies for achieving sustainable development.
The programme will also offer several opportunities for participants to engage with each other, network and exchange experiences, for example, during poster sessions, panel discussions, and a World Café. Excursions will also give participants the chance to learn about practical examples in Dresden and the surrounding area.
DNC is a one-of-a-kind event, bringing together actors from academia, civil society, industry, and government from all over the world to discuss the sustainable management of environmental resources in Dresden.
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By SAB Miller and WWF (World Wildlife Fund). This collaborative report looks at 16 countries or states, comparing the ways in which their development patterns have managed their different mixes of resources and different capacities to make use of those resources.// more
By Gareth B. Simpson and Graham P. W. Jewitt. This paper presents a study of the evolution of the water-energy-food (WEF) nexus since its rise to prominence in policy and development discourses in 2011. Drawing from an extensive review of published literature, the paper presents various interpretations of the concept while also considering the novelty of the WEF nexus.// more
A graduate student internship position is available in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Strategic Energy Analysis Center. NREL is the nation's primary laboratory for research, development and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.// more