GLOBAL IDEAS from all around the world

Nexus in the Media // GLOBAL IDEAS from all around the world

A multimedia feature of Deutsche Welle

With TV reports and a comprehensive online platform Deutsche Welle focuses on the global struggle for sustainable access to energy, clean water and food. A struggle that becomes even more challenging in the presence of climate change.

From Thailand to Honduras, Jordan, India and Laos âˆ' each week, DW-TV, Germany's international broadcaster, showcases people and projects whose innovative ideas are helping combat global warming. A multinational team of authors, researchers, TV and online reporters is working on a multimedia presentation of the projects. The result is

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The featured climate projects are "Best Practice" models - ideas that help make a difference and inspire others to do likewise. The focus is on developing and newly industrialized countries. The series is supported by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) as part of the International Climate Initiative.


A selection of reports is available {press/global_ideas|in the press section on this website}.

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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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