Moderating - Resource Nexus: Food, Water, Energt: THURSDAY, 28 August, 10:00 AM, TRUSTEESHIP COUNCIL CHAMBER

The Resource Nexus: Food, Water and Sanitation, Energy

THURSDAY, 28 August, 10:00 AM, TRUSTEESHIP COUNCIL CHAMBER

Food, water and sanitation, and energy are the “resource nexus” at the core of sustainable development and the overarching goal of poverty eradication. The resource nexus is intimately linked with sustainable consumption and production patterns. This relationship, when mismanaged, aggravates resource scarcity and can lead to conflict. This session will explore how to achieve equitable access to food, water and sanitation, and sustainable energy, and address the growing rural-urban divide.

Speakers:

Ambassador Sebastiano Cardi the Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations.
Until his latest appointment, Mr. Cardi served as Deputy Secretary General in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome since 2010.  Before that he was Deputy Chief of Mission at the Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C., from 2007 to 2010.  In August 2006 he was appointed Special Envoy of the Foreign Minister for reform of the United Nations Security Council.

Mr. Cardi held various positions in the Foreign Ministry, serving in 2004 as Minister Plenipotentiary at the General Directorate for Multilateral Political Affairs and Human Rights.  In November 2001 he became the Diplomatic Adviser to the President of the Senate.  After his promotion to the rank of First Counsellor in 2000, he was appointed Deputy Head of the Foreign Ministry’s Press and Information Department.

Vadim Belikov is Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Next Generation Energy Leaders Council, Vice-Chairman of the G8Young Summit, Vice-President of the Board of the Business Assembly of the G-20Y Summit IOC (NGO), Vice-President of the International Youth Diplomacy League (NGO), and the CEO of “PSD” Development Company in real estate in Saint Petersburg,

Maruxa Cardama is a co-founder of Communitas, the Coalition for Sustainable Cities and Regions in the new UN Development Agenda. She has previously served as the Head of nrg4SD, an international organisation of subnational governments promoting sustainable communities. Ms. Cardama served as Deputy Director at the representation of the South West of England. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the Drafting Committee for the Declaration of the 65th Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference. She is on the Advisory Board for the 2015 Nexus Conference.

Olimar Maisonet-Guzman is Team Leader, Stockholm International Water Institute Vision 2015 she one of the team leaders for the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) Vision 2050, a plan to promote collaboration among young professionals in the water, energy, and food sector. During Rio+20, Olimar was a policy coordinator in the areas of water and the SDGs. She is on the Advisory Board for the Nexus 2015 Conference

Currently, she works at IREX, an international development NGO, on public access projects and campaigns aimed at improving governance outcomes for the post-2015 development agenda.


The Resource Nexus: Food, Water and Sanitation, Energy

Key Questions:
·        How to integrate the “resource nexus” into the post-2015 agenda?
·        Water, sanitation, food and sustainable energy are at the core of sustainable development and the overarching goal of poverty eradication. They are also intimately linked with sustainable consumption and production patterns, and this relationship aggravates resource scarcity and conservation.
·        How can the post-2015 agenda promote a participatory approach to the equitable access to resources?
Urban/Rural Linkage?

Comments

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