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Nexus Conference Update

Conference supporters are: World Bank, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UNDP, Future Earth, Stockholm Environment Institute, World Business Council for Sustainable Development and WWF International
Conference has three outputs
1.         Input a Nexus Declaration to the Sustainable Development Goals
2.         Launch an Academic and Practitioners Network
3.         Set up a Nexus Knowledge Hub

•          Confirmed speakers include: Albert Butare (former Rwanda Minister),Liz Thompson (Rio+20 Executive Coordinator), Adnan Amin (Executive Director IRENA), Paula Caballero (Colombia), Lidia Brito (UNESCO and former Mozambique Minister), Johan Kuylenstierna (SEI), Maruxa Cardama, Michael Schmitz (ICLEI US Executive Director), Veerle Vandeweerd (UNDP), Hans Herran (Millennium Institute and Right Livelihood Award winner 2013), Stuart Orr (WWF International), Hannah Stoddart (Oxfam), David Rothschild (Skoll Foundation), Aneri Patel (UN Foundation), Gary Lawrence (AECOM VP), Anders Berntell (2030 Water Resources Group), Steve Waygood (AVIVA Global Investors), Geoffrey Lipman (former Assistant Secretary General of the UN World Tourism Organization), Josh Tewksbury (Director  Luc Hoffmann Institute),  Tim Wheeler (Acting Director of Research and Evidence DFID), Prof Joachim von Braun: (the Center for Development Research ZEF), University of Bonn ), Diego Rodriguez (The World Bank),  Joann Carmin  (Working Group II IPCC), Jonas Monast (Director of Climate and Energy Program at the Nicholas Institute)

The Nexus Conference, which takes place March 4-7, 2014 in Chapel Hill, NC, USA, will bring together leaders in business, government, NGOs and research to discuss innovative and sustainable solutions that address the intersection of the world’s water, food, and energy needs and uses in a changing climate. To submit an abstract, please visit

The themes for the Nexus 2014 Conference are:

•    Urban Challenges of the Nexus: Local and Global Perspectives
•    Nexus Perspectives: Water, Energy and Climate 
•    Nexus Perspectives: Water, Food and Climate
•    Natural Resource Security for People: Water, Food and Energy
•    Entrepreneurial Environmentalism and Development
•    Nexus Corporate Stewardship: How Business Is Improving Resource Use
•    Financing the Nexus: Policy and Practice

Extended Abstract Deadline for 2014 Nexus Conference

Due to numerous requests, the abstract submission deadline for poster and verbal presentations at the Nexus 2014: Water, Climate, Food and Energy Conference has been extended to November 1.


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