One of the greatest obstacles in eradicating poverty and hunger worldwide and achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is the availability and access to natural resources. Our natural environment works in cycles, and so should resource management – to be effective and sustainable.
These challenges will be the focus of the third Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC) on 3–5 June 2020 under the theme “Circular Economy in a Sustainable Society”. The programme will explore research and practical examples of sustainable resource management in communities around the world and how these management strategies support the achievement of the SDGs. Focus will be placed on how the Nexus Approach to the management of environmental resources, such as water, soil, and waste, contributes to the realisation and implementation of circular economy principles.
The DNC Organisers – the United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES), the Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden), and the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) – are developing a diverse programme, including a variety of both conventional and modern session formats to engage with the conference topic. While keynote speeches will provide expert insights, sessions with contributions from international experts will offer a more in-depth look at research and experiences in implementing nexus-oriented strategies for achieving a circular economy. The programme will also offer several opportunities for participants from the academic, political, and civil society sectors as well as the United Nations to engage with each other, network, and exchange experiences.
A new conference website and Call for Abstracts will be released in early spring of 2019. To get the most recent updates, subscribe to the DNC Newsletter.
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