The first Dresden Nexus conferences (DNC) organized by UNU-FLORES will take place from 25-27 March 2015. The DNC 2015 will assemble UN organizations, UNU institutes, member states, German ministries, national and international organizations as well as individual researchers and NGOs from around the world under the theme “Global Change, Sustainable Development Goals and the Nexus Approach”.
The nexus approach to the sustainable management of water, soil, and waste integrates environmental management and governance across sectors and scales. This approach is based on the understanding that environmental resources are inextricably intertwined. Considering their mutual dependencies in environmental management may therefore increase overall resource efficiency, and ensure equitable benefit sharing. In addition, reducing the use of resources, recycling of resources and reuse of resources is at the core of the nexus approach. Taking a nexus approach for environmental resources may help to decrease environmental risks and ecological scarcities under conditions of global change as well as to ensure economic development.
The 2015 Dresden Nexus Conference will focus on the contributions of a nexus approach to the management of water, soil and waste, and will specifically address the following questions:
How can environmental resources such as water and soil be maintained and enhanced under the conditions of global change?
How can a more efficient and sustainable use of the resources water, soil and waste be facilitated given the limited resources availability and environmental decline?
How can international development partners be engaged for the promotion of research, capacity development and implementation of a nexus approach which would be instrumental to achieving the SDGs?
How can a transition towards a green economy be facilitated, especially with regard to agriculture, considering the intricate linkage of soil, water and waste management?
During early bird registration in the period to 15 January 2015, the fee for students is 50€ and the fee for all other participants is 100€. After 15 January 2015 the fees will be increased to 100€ and 150€.
We encourage all participants to enrol as early as possible, especially those who may require invitation letters for visa application.
Venue: Deutsches Hygiene-Museum
01069 Dresden, Germany
+49 (0) 351 – 892 193 70