12th of July in Room A 1:15pm to 2:30pm there will be a side event ‘Water – Food – Energy - Climate Nexus

On Tuesday the 12th of July in Room A 1:15pm to 2:30pm there will be a side event ‘Water – Food – Energy - Climate Nexus’ The event will have authors from the recently published book ‘The Water, Food, Energy and Climate Nexus.’
Global trends of population growth, rising living standards and the rapidly increasing urbanized world are increasing the demand on water, food and energy. Added to this is the growing threat of climate change which will have huge impacts on water and food availability.

It is increasingly clear that there is no place in an interlinked world for isolated solutions aimed at just one sector. In recent years the "nexus" has emerged as a powerful concept to capture these inter-linkages of resources and is now a key feature of policy-making.

This book is one of the first to provide a broad overview of both the science behind the nexus and the implications for policies and sustainable development. It brings together contributions by leading intergovernmental and governmental officials, industry, scientists and other stakeholder thinkers who are working to develop the approaches to the Nexus of water-food-energy and climate. It represents a major synthesis and state-of-the-art assessment of the Nexus by major players, in light of the adoption by the United Nations of the new Sustainable Development Goals and Targets in 2015.

Moderated by Reinhard Krapp, Minister: Head of Economic Department of the Government of GermanyFelix Dodds: editor of the book: Senior Affiliate of the Water Institute and a Senior Fellow at the Global Research Institute
Liz Thompson: Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations and Executive Coordinator for the UNCSD Rio+20.
David Le Blanc Division for Sustainable Development
Gary Lawrence former Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer for AECOM Technology Corporation,

·        Agriculture will have to produce 70 % more food by 2050
·        Primary energy needs will need to increase by 50 % by 2035
·        Demand for water will exceed global availability by 40 % in 2030

I hope you can come after the event there will be a signing of the book and the buying if you want at the UN bookshop (230-330)


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