Bonn2011 Nexus Conference

The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus – Solutions for the Green Economy

Date: 
November 16, 2011 - November 18, 2011

Claudia Ringler remarks on the conference topic

Abstract

IFPRI is a partner in the international “Bonn2011 Conference: The Water Energy and Food Security Nexus – Solutions for the Green Economy” organized by the German Federal Government.

The Bonn2011 Nexus Conference will focus on the three action fields of sustainable development:

  • The social dimension: Accelerating Access, integrating the bottom of the pyramid
  • The economic dimension: Creating more with less
  • The ecologic dimension: Investing to sustain ecosystem services

The conference will put a nexus lens on the three action fields while focusing on better understanding the interlinkages between the three securities. Further, the discussions will focus on identifying enabling conditions which facilitate the transition to a greener economy.

The international participants at this three-day conference will include around 500 high-ranking decision-makers and decision-shapers from the spheres of politics, academia, the United Nations, civil society and the private sector. The overall concept is designed to produce concrete outcomes in plenary sessions, workshops and cross-sectoral dialogue formats. The aim is to arrive at decisions that will make a real difference in terms of sustainable impacts.

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