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Nexus Conference designated a Green Event by UNC

As we approach the Conference (March-8th) we are looking to walk the talk. The conference has now a green event certificate by the University of North Carolina Division of Finance and Administration. Details on what that means can be found at the UNC Web site.

Nexus Agenda:

Wednesday 5th March
12:30pm REGISTRATION OPENS
1:00-5:30pm SIDE EVENTS
5:45-7:00pm PLENARY
LEARNING FROM THE PAST, BUILDING A NEW FUTURE: NEXUS SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
CHAIR: Jamie Bartram, Director of The Water Institute at UNC
PANELISTS
Professor Joachim von Braun, Bonn, ZED
Lidia Brito, Director of Science Policy and Capacity Building for
Natural Sciences, UNESCO and Co-director of the
Planet Under Pressure Conference and former Minister of Mozambique
Johan Kuylenstierna, Executive Director, Stockholm Environment Institute
Josh Tewksbury, Director, Luc Hoffmann Institute
7:00-8:00pm       OPENING RECEPTION
From Bonn Nexus to Chapel Hill via Rio+20
With remarks from Albert Butare, co-chair of the 2011 Bonn Nexus Conference and former Minister of Energy and Water in the Republic of Rwanda and Jamie Bartram, Co-director of the Conference and Director of The Water Institute at UNC
Thursday, March 6
7:30am REGISTRATION OPENS
8:00-8:30am CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:30-9:30am OPENING SESSION AND SPEAKER
Paula Cabellero Gomez, Director of the Directorate for Economic, Social and Environmental Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Colombia — The SDG Dashboard
9:30-10:45am     PLENARY
NATURAL RESOURCE SECURITY FOR PEOPLE: WATER, FOOD AND ENERGY
CHAIR: Mohamed Khalil, Counsellor, Mission of Egypt to the United Nations
PANELISTS
Anders Berntell, Executive Director 2030 Water Resources Group / IFC
Ania Grobicki, Executive Secretary, Global Water Partnership
Sylvia Lee, Manager, Water, Skoll Global Threats
Greg Koch, Director, Global Water Stewardship in the Environment & Water Resources Department, The Coca-Cola Company
10:45-11:00am   BREAK
11:00am-12:30pm VERBAL ABSTRACT PRESENTATIONS
12:30-1:30pm LUNCH
12:45-1:30pm    
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMME
Empowering Social and Environmentalism Entrepreneurs for Nexus Solutions
CHAIR Jean Brittingham, CEO, Katerva and former US Director for the Prince of Wales
PANELISTS
Aneri Patel, Senior Associate, Energy Access at the United Nations Foundation
David Rothschild, Principal of the Portfolio Team, Skoll Foundation
1:30-3:00pm       PLENARY

NEXUS CORPORATE STEWARDSHIP: HOW BUSINESS IS IMPROVING RESOURCE USE

CHAIR: Katherine Teh-White, Managing Director, Futureye
PANELISTS
Gary Lawrence, Vice President, AECOM
Stuart Orr, Head of Water Stewardship, WWF International
Dan Bena, Senior Director of Sustainability, PepsiCo
Rebecca Marmot, Partnerships and Foundation Director, Unilever
Kim Marotta, Director of Sustainability, MillerCoors
Puvan Selvanathan, Head of Sustainable Agriculture, Global Compact
3:00-3:30pm BREAK
3:30-5:00pmVERBAL ABSTRACT PRESENTATIONS
5:00-6:30pm       POSTER RECEPTION
6:30-8:00pm       CONFERENCE DINNER
Friday, March 7
7:30am REGISTRATION OPENS
8:00-8:45am CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9:00-10:30am     PLENARY

NEXUS PERSPECTIVES: WATER, FOOD AND CLIMATE

CHAIR Olav Kjorven, Special Advisor on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, UNDP
PANELISTS
Alexander Müller, Senior Fellow, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam Germany
Julie van der Bliek, Adviser, Program and Business Development, International Water Management Institute
Iain MacGillivray, Special Advisor to the President, International Fund for Agricultural Development
Astrid Hillers, Senior Environmental Specialist, Global Environment Facility
Jesse Hirsch, Staff Writer, Modern Farmer
10:30-11:00 BREAK
11:00am-12:30pm
VERBAL ABSTRACT PRESENTATIONS
12:30-1:30pm LUNCH
1:30-3:00pm
PLENARY

WATER_ENERGY-CLIMATE
CHAIR Johan Kuylenstierna, Executive Director, Stockholm Environment Institute

PANELISTS
Adnan Amin, Director-General of International Renewable Energy Agency
Jonas Monast, Director of Climate and Energy Program, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University
Liz Thompson, UN Assistant Secretary General for Rio+20, Former Energy
Minister, Barbados
Jens Berggren, Director, Stockholm International Water Institute
Anna Delgado, Technical Specialist, Water Unit, The World Bank
3:00-3:30pm       BREAK
3:30-5:00pm       SIDE EVENTS
5:00-6:30pm       OPEN RECEPTION
5:30-6:30pm       DIRECTOR’S RECEPTION
Saturday, March 8
7:30am REGISTRATION OPENS
8:00-8:45am       CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9:00-10:30am    
PLENARY
URBAN CHALLENGES OF THE NEXUS: LOCAL AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES
CHAIR Jorge Laguna-Celis, Senior Sustainable Development Advisor to the President of the UN General Assembly
PANELISTS
Maruxa Cardama, Executive Project Coordinator, Communitas, Coalition for Sustainable Cities and Regions in the new UN Development Agenda
Michael Schmitz, Executive Director, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA
Nicholas You, Chairman, UN-Habitat World Urban Campaign Steering Committee
10:30-11:00am   BREAK
11:00am-12:30pm VERBAL ABSTRACT PRESENTATIONS
12:30-1:30pm     LUNCH
1:30-3:30pm      
PLENARY
FINANCING THE NEXUS: POLICY AND PRACTICE
CHAIR Farrukh Iqbal Khan Counsellor Pakistan Mission to the UN
PANELISTS
Adeline Diab, Head of Responsible Investment Integration, AVIVA Global Investors
Geoffrey Lipman, former Assistant Secretary General of the UN World Tourism Organization
Richard Alex Roehrl, Policy Analyst, UNDESA
Andre Laperriere, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Global Environment Facility,
2:30-2:45pm       BREAK
2:45-4:15pm SIDE EVENTS
4:30-6:00pm       PLENARY
Closing Session: Presentation of the Declaration
PRESENTERS
Albert Butare, Co-Chair of the Bonn2011 Nexus Conference, Former Energy Minister, Rwanda

Jamie Bartram, Director of The Water Institute at UNC

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