Date Change Advisory: The Nexus Conference has been moved to March 5th - 8th, 2014.
Change Advisory: The Nexus Conference has
been moved to March 5th - 8th, 2014.
2014: Water, Food, Climate and Energy Conference has been moved to Wednesday, March 5th
through Saturday, March 8th due to the
scheduling of a just-announced meeting of the UN Sustainable
Development Goals Open Working Group.
This date change allows for participants to engage in
immediate discussions of the most recent UN deliberations at the
Conference and it presents an opportunity to extend the early bird
registration deadline to January 31st.
The Conference comprises a variety of panel discussions,
interactive and networking sessions, and research presentations aimed
at increasing the dialog around Nexus issues. To view the agenda
For any clarification of revised Conference
arrangements, please email email@example.com.
The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill will host the Nexus
2014: Water, Food, Climate and Energy Conference on March
5-8. The Nexus Conference 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 use in a changing climate.
To input the Nexus
approach to the Sustainable Development Goals being developed for
2015 to replace the Millennium Development Goals
Launch an Academic and
The World Bank
UN Global Compact
World Business Council
for Sustainable Development
Confirmed speakers include:
Albert Butare: Co-chair of Bonn Nexus
Conference and former Rwanda Energy Minister
Adnan Z. Amin: Director General,
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Elizabeth Thompson: former UN Assistant
Secretary General and Coordinator, Rio+20
Michael Schmitz: Executive Director,
Hans Herren: President and CEO,
Millennium Institute and 2013 Right Livelihood Winner
Photo by IISD/ENB
It is with deep sadness that I heard of the passing of Tania Valerie Raguz.
Many of us will have worked with her at United Nations meetings over the past ten years when she was the First Secretary of the Mission of Croatia to the UN.
Tania Valerie Raguz was on the Bureau for Rio+20 and a Vice-Chair Of the Bureau of the seventeenth session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) and most recently she had joined the world of NGOs working as the Public Affairs Advisor for the World Animal Protection previously know as World Society for the Protection of Animals. WAP had been very active around Rio+20 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and she helped their work particularly around the SDGs.
Tania played her role in helping to frame the agenda that we are all committed to delivering on. CSD17 was one of the more successful CSD and without Rio+20 there would be no Sustainable Development Goals.
Interview Felix Dodds on Five Years of Nexus
Felix Dodds is a Senior Fellow at the Global Research Institute and a Senior Affiliate at the Water Institute at the University of North Carolina and an Associate Fellow at the Tellus Institute. He was the co-director of the 2014 Nexus Conference on Water, Food, Energy and Climate and has become a leading voice for the Nexus. Felix makes the start for a new series of Nexus interviews.First published on the NEXUS PLATFORM NEXUS Platform: The Nexus approach was very much created at the Bonn 2011 Nexus Conference and sharpened in Chapel Hill 2014. After now five years of Nexus: did the initial idea – increase the understanding of the interdependencies across water, energy, food and other policies such as climate and biodiversity – start to work out and why? Felix Dodds: There is no question in my mind that the Nexus approach was one of the important differences between the Millennium Development Goals and the Sustainable Development Goals. Al…
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